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
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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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Obelisk
Obelisk
As this obelisk shows, from the 1st
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Benevento's Roman Theatre
Benevento's Roman Theatre
Built under Hadrian and enlarged under
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Rectors' Fortress (Rocca dei Rettori)
Rectors' Fortress (Rocca dei Rettori)
This severe building was built in the
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