Bevagna: Where Roman, Medieval and Post-Renaissance Treasures Hide – February 20th, 2021
Many of medieval Bevagna’s treasures are tucked away in the winding buttressed backstreets and up flights of stairs behind locked doors. Join me as we uncover the wonders of this Umbria gem: the Roman mosaics, the corridors of a 1st-c. A.D. Roman theater, a 13th-century merchant’s home, an elegant tiny frescoed theater (one of the smallest in Italy) and the crypts of medieval churches braced with robust Roman columns.
Together we’ll share in the passione of the bevanati as they bring alive medieval daily life with astounding accuracy in their beloved festival, the Mercato delle Gaite.
As in each of my tours, we’ll meet unforgettable “locals”: an elderly tailor, an esteemed artist, a pasta-making mother-daughter duo and medieval historians. And we can’t leave Bevagna without a taste of local goodness: warmly offered by Marco and Rosita at their famed norcineria.