Discover with us what you can see in Benevento in one day
From the Samnites to the Longobards… Benevento, an open-air museum!
“Nothing in Italy is older than Benevento” (Edward Hutton)
Few Italian cities can boast a historical and cultural heritage like Benevento: probably founded by the Oscans with the name of Maloenton, and then passed to the domination of the Samnites, the Romans (who renamed it Maleventum and, later, Beneventum), the Longobards (who, in turn, founded the homonymous duchy), to then become a papal enclave in medieval times.
The Samnite capital is a city that can be defined as an “open-air museum“, enhanced by the many architectural beauties that these great civilizations of the past have left in their wake: splendors that are concentrated in the historic center of Benevento. Of great importance, as well as a symbol of the city, is the Church of Santa Sofia, UNESCO heritage since 2011 (part of the Longobards in Italy. Places of the Power).