The medieval city of “Mevania” was built atop a Roman city in the 12th century when the village of Bevagna rose up around Piazza Maggiore. This square, one of the most beautiful in Italy, is the stage of the reenactment of the medieval Gaite Market. Marvellous buildings embrace the square’s unique shape: the Palazzo dei Consoli’s majestic staircase leads to the 19th century Torti Theatre and to the Church of San Silvestro, a gem of Umbrian-Romanesque architecture. On the opposite side of the square, the Church of San Michele Arcangelo stands proud with its Romanesque facade and precious portal. But the square isn’t the only place that exudes grandeur. As you walk along the narrow streets, you will make unexpected encounters, such as the ruins of a Roman temple transformed into the church of the Madonna della Neve, the Mosaic Temple, also from the Roman age, the Church of San Francesco, and the noble Palazzo Lepri, which houses the city museum.