Visit Benevento, an exclusive "open air museum".

"... of course Benevento, which for antiquity and importance does not give it to any city in the south. [...] Nor does its appearance fail to do it justice. No city in this part of Italy is more beautifully situated, or from far, it seems more noble or older ... Nothing in Italy is older than Benevento "(Edward Hutton, British writer).
With these words we want to introduce our tour to discover this city, better defined as "open air museum". Come with us, we will visit the splendid monuments that are there to witness a past rich in history perfectly preserved. We will admire the majestic Arco di Traiano, which stands in the center of the city, the Church and the monumental complex of Santa Sofia, a UNESCO heritage site. We will visit the Roman Theater, wanted by Caracalla, and its historic district, called "Triggio". Our tour will continue to discover the Hortus Conclusus, a splendid garden where you can admire the works of the artist Domenico Palladino.

per adult from

$122

NZD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • reception / assistance services
    • Private transportation
    What's excluded :
    • guide service
    • meals
    • Entrance to monumental sites where payment is expected
    • Entry/Admission - Teatro Romano
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Chiesa di Santa Sofia, Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi, 82100, Benevento Italy

    The Church of Santa Sofia, which is part of the serial site "The Lombards in Italy. The places of power (568-774 AD)", is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It was completed by Arechi II in the year 762 and represents one of the most important architectural testimonies of the Longobardia Minor. Fundamental to the connection to the Lombard period are the frescoes of which fragments have survived in the two apses: the Annunciation to Zechariah, Zachariah silent, the Annunciation and the Visitation to the Virgin. They were all painted by the artists of the School of miniatures between the end of the eighth and the beginning of the ninth century. The facade was then enriched in the 16th century with curved slopes. The Roman portal is very beautiful, in whose lunette a 13th century low relief is located. The portal is included in a large cavity which also resembles a portal, flanked by two columns that support another arch.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Hortus Conclusus Paladino, Vico Noce, 82100, Benevento Italy

    The ancient vegetable garden of the medieval convent of the Dominican Fathers is a set of significant sculptural elements by the artist Domenico Paladino, configuring a single completed work. Mimmo Paladino, a Samnite artist who for years has dominated the most important scenarios of international contemporary art, has deposited his works which marry in harmonious contrast with pieces of Roman columns, capitals and broken pediments, generating an original stylistic contrast. The works depicted lend themselves to different interpretations. The most significant are: a horse, with the golden mask on his face; a huge disc, placed in the center of the space; a figure with very long arms that acts as a fountain; a shell, a bell, an equine head, a bucranium skull with elongated horns and lying on the lava stone. Partially accessible to disabled people.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Arco del Sacramento, Via Carlo Torre, 13, 82100 Benevento BN, Italy

    Inside the area of the Arco del Sacramento, part of the Forum of the Roman city, there is the Roman thermal plant, brought to light in 2009. The arch, placed at the entrance of the Forum, dates back to post-Trajan era and is supported by brick pillars with a diameter of five meters each. In the Middle Ages it was stripped of its sculptures, marbles and decorations. Of the original marble coating you can only see small sections; it is also devoid of the statues probably located in the side niches. Partially accessible to disabled people.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Teatro Romano, Piazza Ponzio Telesino, 82037, Benevento Italy

    It is one of the largest and most beautiful preserved ancient theaters, brought to light around 1920. Its construction dates back to the time of Hadrian between the end of the first and the beginning of the second century AD; it was later restored by Caracalla. It has a diameter of 90 meters and preserves the first and part of the second of the three orders of twenty-five arches that made it up; it consists of a cavea, with a semicircular plan with a radius of about 40 meters, which could accommodate over ten thousand spectators, an orchestra with a radius of about 10 meters and a large scene. The cavea was probably lined with white marble, marble slabs and stuccos, still partially preserved. The masks that decorated the upper orders of the arches of the cavea were reused in buildings in the historic center, where they are still visible. It is partially accessible to disabled people

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Arco di Traiano (114 d. C.), Via Traiano, 82100, Benevento Italy

    The symbol par excellence of the Campanian city of Benevento is definitely the Arch of Trajan, a Roman period relic dedicated to the Emperor Trajan, also known as "Optimus Princeps", and built on the occasion of the opening of Via Traiana, a road Roman built between 108 and 110 AD which connected Beneventum (Benevento) and Brundisium (Brindisi) faster than the long via Appia. The triumphal arch was built between 115 and 117 AD and during the Lombard period it was incorporated into the walls and took the name of Porta Aurea. Although throughout its history it has undergone several restorations, the last and most recent between 2001 and 2002 due to normal deterioration and different earthquakes, it is the best preserved of the triumphal arches.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Centro Storico di Benevento, Via Roma, 82100, Benevento Italy

    Visit to the "Triggio" district of Benevento. The Triggio (from the Latin trivium) is one of the oldest and most suggestive districts of Benevento, full of legends, between the Lombard walls of via Torre della Catena and the Duomo. It was the heart of the so-called new Lombard city. in the ancient Triggio district which coincides with the area of the cd. civitas nova commissioned by the Lombard Duke Arechi II in the 7th century. According to the architect Meomartini, this area "was called new, to distinguish it from the old one, which had existed in Roman times on the same place. And that is exactly how it is shown by the grandiose ruins, like those of the spas, in part emerging and in part still buried. " It was a traditionally populous and popular area (according to an old saying Chi chi p p '' u Triggio e nunn is criticized, 'and triggiaiole or are' ncarcerate or are sick). The Triggio retains much of its medieval topography, made of narrow intricate alleys overlooked by old buildings.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Rocca dei Rettori, Piazza Castello, 82100 Benevento BN, Italy
    Traveler pickup is offered
    A driver in a suit and tie with Mazzone Viaggi corporate tag will be waiting for you
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Tour option + van 7/16/2020 - 10/29/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 09:00 PM
    Tour option + minibus 7/16/2020 - 10/29/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 09:00 PM
    Tour + car option 7/16/2020 - 10/29/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 09:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide, English - Written, English - Audio

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by MAZZONE VIAGGI

Activity ID: V-180082P4

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