Benevento

Benevento

Benevento
The Essential
The former capital of the formidable Samnites fell to the Romans in 321 BC and changed its name from Malaventum to Beneventum. The seat of a Lombard duchy, then subsequently a powerful principality, the town was the site of the famous Battle of Benevento, in which Charles of Anjou defeated King Manfred and became the new King of Sicily.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Benevento

Trajan Arch (Arco di Traiano)
Trajan Arch (Arco di Traiano)
This arch, also known as the Golden Gate
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Église Sainte-Sophie (S. Sofia)
Église Sainte-Sophie (S. Sofia)
This 8C church was rebuilt in the 17C.
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Rectors' Fortress (Rocca dei Rettori)
Rectors' Fortress (Rocca dei Rettori)
The austere Rectors' fortress was built
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Obelisk
Obelisk
Corso Garibaldi is the site of the town
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Benevento's Roman Theatre
Benevento's Roman Theatre
Built under Hadrian and enlarged under
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