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Benevento

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Monuments · Churches · Historic Walking Areas
Benevento is a city and comune of Campania, Italy, capital of the province of Benevento, northeast of Naples. It is situated on a hill 130m above sea level at the confluence of the Calore Irpino (or Beneventano) and the Sabato. It is also the seat of a Roman Catholic archbishop. Around Benevento there is an urban area with 110,000 inhabitants.Benevento occupies the site of the ancient Beneventum, originally Maleventum or still earlier Maloenton. The "-vent" portion of the name probably refers to a market-place and is a common element in ancient place names. The Romans theorized that it meant "the site of bad events", from Mal(um) + eventum. In the imperial period it was supposed to have been founded by Diomedes after the Trojan War.Due to its artistic and cultural significance, the Santa Sofia Church in Benevento was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011, as part of a group of seven historic buildings inscribed as Longobards in Italy, Places of Power (568–774 A.D.).A patron saint of Benevento is Saint Bartholomew, the Apostle, whose relics are kept here at San Bartolomeo Cathedral.
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Arco di Traiano (114 d. C.) ©
Monument
Arco di Traiano (114 d. C.)
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Chiesa di Santa Sofia ©
World heritage site
Chiesa di Santa Sofia
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Centro Storico di Benevento ©
Historic Walking Area
Centro Storico di Benevento
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Villa Comunale ©
Landmark
Villa Comunale
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes

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La Camosciara Civitella Alfedena
4.1
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Parco del Grassano ©
Park
Parco del Grassano San Salvatore Telesino
3.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Cattedrale di Trani ©
Church
Cattedrale di Trani Trani
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Cantine del Notaio ©
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Cantine del Notaio Rionero in Vulture
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Benevento

Hortus Conclusus Paladino ©
Historic Site
Hortus Conclusus Paladino
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Museo del Sannio e Chiostro di Santa Sofia - Patrimonio UNESCO
Specialty Museum
Museo del Sannio e Chiostro di Santa Sofia - Patrimonio UNESCO
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Basilica della Madonna delle Grazie ©
Church
Basilica della Madonna delle Grazie
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Duomo di Santa Maria de Episcopio
Landmark
Duomo di Santa Maria de Episcopio
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Benevento

Museo del Sannio ©
History Museum
Museo del Sannio
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
ARCOS - Museum of Contemporary Art in Sannio ©
Specialty Museum
ARCOS - Museum of Contemporary Art in Sannio
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Museo Diocesano e Percorso Archeologico Ipogeo
Specialty Museum
Museo Diocesano e Percorso Archeologico Ipogeo
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Spazio Strega
Specialty Museum
Spazio Strega
3.5
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Benevento

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Rocca dei Rettori ©
Castle
Rocca dei Rettori
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Chiesa del Santissimo Salvatore ©
Church
Chiesa del Santissimo Salvatore
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Basilica di San Sebastiano ©
Church
Basilica di San Sebastiano
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

Spas in Benevento

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Spa / Wellness
Spas & Wellness
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

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