Monumental Complex of St. Hilary in Golden Gate

Monumental Complex of St. Hilary in Golden Gate, Benevento: Address, Phone Number, Monumental Complex of St. Hilary in Golden Gate Reviews: 4.5/5

Monumental Complex of St. Hilary in Golden Gate

Monumental Complex of St. Hilary in Golden Gate
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lakegirl48
Uk553 contributions
More than we expected
Jun 2019
This area is a stone's throw from the hotel we stayed at in Benevento so we felt it would be silly not to visit. We expected to spend about half an hour exploring, but when we bought our tickets we were told to wait inside the building. We were the only visitors at the time and the attendant came into the building and began explaining a bit about the complex. Then she started a multi-media 'experience' for us. It described the Arch of Trajan's history and the local history too.

At the end of our experience the attendant re-appeared and bade us farewell. We then went to wander around the garden surrounding the ex-church. All in all we spent about an hour and a half on our visit and we loved it all. Definitely recommended.
Written September 22, 2019
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Mmarymomm
Pleasanton, CA1,716 contributions
Multi-media presentation explains the history of Trajan’s Arch
Mar 2018 • Family
Across the street from the Arch is a small stone building which dates back to the 10th century. It was a church and convent and later a farmhouse. Inside now is a walkway and a presentation of several screens of the history of Trajan and what is on carved on the Arch. It is very well done and really explains the carvings by highlighting parts of each section. The outside of the building is interesting too. Although built in the Middle Ages you can see where they repurposed some of the old Roman buildings.
Written April 6, 2018
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Brun066
Florence, Italy10,107 contributions
The virtual museum of the Trajan's Arch: an excellent example of cultural diffusion
Apr 2014 • Couples
The church of Sant'Ilario isn't in itself an attraction of the highest importance, but it deserves a very positive judgment because inside it was set up a very effective and striking visual device for education, on the Triumphal Arch (called "Port'Aurea" in the Middle Ages) of the Roman Emperor Trajan; arch which is located a few meters away.
Firstly, the guardian, motivated and informed (unlike what often happens to the keepers of the monuments in Italy) tells you about the characters and the story of the discovery of this ancient church, of which the sources were talking, but that was hidden under the appearances of a peasant's house. Then a device is operated, which illustrates in one by one - by showing them through a motion picture - the reliefs of the Arch of Trajan: the voices of tales are in sequence the writer Pliny the Younger, Trajan's contemporary; Crito, Trajan's surgeon; the same emperor Trajan. After this visit - highly recommended - you'll know a lot more about Trajan, the ancient Romans, the route "Via Appia", the city of Benevento....
Last but not least: the video - we were informed - is available on request also in English.
Written April 7, 2014
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