The city was originally an Etruscan-Oscan settlement. Around 80-90 BC it became a Roman municipium, called Mevania. In the 3rd-4th centuries AD it was probably an episcopal see and, after the Lombard conquest, the seat of a gastald in the Duchy of Spoleto. After the year 1000 Bevagna was a free commune. In 1152 Frederick Barbarossa set it on fire. In 1249 it was again destroyed by the Count of Aquino. In 1371-1439 it was ruled by the Trinci family. Later it was part of the Papal States until the unification of Italy.
To See: Splendid thermal baths, decorated with marvelous frescoes; the remains of the theatre, during the Middle Ages; the amphitheater and, outside the medieval walls, Latin inscriptions; various building finds; remains of a temple transformed into a church.
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Every night there are medieval food festivals taking place in four different locations around the town. Some are easy to find, while others require you to be adventurous and seek them out by following the noise and smell of barbecue. There is one dining area in the little piazza across the road behind this house. Being strictly medieval,