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Bevagna, Umbria

Bevagna is a quaint little Medieval hilltown in Umbria that rivals that of its neighbour Montefalco when it comes to charm and churches. Bevagna benefits from a more valley-like atmosphere with respect to other Medieval hamlets thanks to the fact that it runs alongside the Teverone river.

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The main square, Piazza Silvestri, features not one but two large Romanesque churches: San Michele Arcangelo and San Silvestro. I was lucky enough to see preparations for a wedding mass in San Silvestro where the pews and altar where adorned in tulle and flowers. The entire town exudes old-world, it’s like ambling through a storybook of wooden benches, artisan craftshops and moss covered brick houses.

Umbria2013 029 Umbria2013 034 Umbria2013 041 An interesting story about the 3-storey home below. It is currently for sale for €100,000 – a steal. Unfortunately, the instant that the potential buyer takes ownership of it, they are looking at a bill of €400,000+ in order to comply with the renovation regulations to this historical property. All modifications to the home must involve a specialized renovator and materials that are consistent with the original structure and time period when the property was first constructed. SO if you’re in the market…

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3 thoughts on “Bevagna, Umbria

  1. Looks pretty cool!

    Posted by Penny | May 21, 2013, 12:23 am

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