Located 35 km from Perugia and 148 from Rome, Bevagna is decentralized compared to today’s Via Flaminia. Connected to the nearby centers of Foligno and Todi, the city can be reached by choosing, as an alternative route of considerable interest, the one that connects Perugia to Spoleto, crossing the territory of Bettona and Montefalco.
The city walls, full of towers and bastions, are interrupted by medieval gates and more recent passages that allow entry to the historic center. Inside, despite subsequent interventions, the predominant aspect of Bevagna is that of a medieval city, where the artisan tradition is still alive with the shops that open onto the characteristic streets, the monuments and, above all, the splendid square, very articulated , which concentrates the main religious and civil buildings.
Roman friezes and columns make the city more valuable, which preserves evidence of its history within. The town of ancient Roman Mevania coincides, in fact, almost entirely with the medieval and modern city, as evidenced by the sections of city walls that emerge under the medieval one, the grid arrangement of the streets that overlook Corso Amendola, and the semicircular shape that the area where the theater once stood takes on.
In more recent times, urban development has extended outside the walls, where part of the Roman city was once located, of which important findings have been found.