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Benevento

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  • Originally called Maleventum by the Samnites, it was re-baptised Benevento by the Romans, who changed the name for good luck after the victory against Pyrrhus. The imposing 15m high Arch of Trajan, which was built during this period of domination, has become the symbol of the city. Built in the year 114 to mark the extension of the Appia road from Benevento to Brindisi, the monument continues to stand ...
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  • The Roman Theatre of Benevento, located between Port'Arsa and the Cathedral, dates back to the 1st century AD.
    © Franco Santangelo / 123RF
  • The Roman Theatre was erected at the time of Hadrian and extended by Caracalla between 200 and 210 AD.
    © Franco Santangelo / 123RF
  • The Church of Santa Sophia, built around 760 AD, is an important testimonial to Lombardian architecture.
    © Franco Santangelo / 123RF
  • The Church of Santa Sophia cloister is part of the Sannio Museim in Benevento.
    © Franco Santangelo / 123RF
  • The Arch of Trajan, dedicated to the Roman Emperor, was erected between 114 and 117 AD. It marked the opening of the Via Traiana between Benevento and Brindisi.
    © Franco Santangelo / 123RF
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Italy

Originally called Maleventum by the Samnites, it was re-baptised Benevento by the Romans, who changed the name for good luck after the victory against Pyrrhus. The imposing 15m high Arch of Trajan, which was built during this period of domination, has become the symbol of the city. Built in the year 114 to mark the extension of the Appia road from Benevento to Brindisi, the monument continues to stand tall today. Similarly, the Roman theatre that dates from the 2nd century AD is still used for certain events, particularly during the summer. The 7th century cathedral did not enjoy the same fate, undergoing numerous renovations before being destroyed by the bombings of 1943. With such great history and culture, if in Campania to not travel to Benevento would be a great shame.

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Benevento: the key figures

Surface area : 13595.0 km2

Population : 5813542 inhabitants

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