Top Attractions in Benevento
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- Italians are very friendly! The cost of living is low and there are many restaurants and bars within walking distance. The location of this place is great-very central in the walking street. Italian driving is crazy: the roads are narrow and cars park on the streets by necessity (all apartments). Walking on these slanted cobblestones streets is hard on the knees for us older folks. Overall a great experience.Written July 13, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Lots of excavation in this town. Lots of history to see. There is a lot of beautiful roman artifacts, building and monuments to seeWritten August 1, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- It is in the main square so you should not miss it. It is a very old and interesting church with an unusual design.Written March 24, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Hidden away in the residential area of the small city of Benevento is this most wonderful of treasures. A small Roman amphitheatre that has quite a lot of its original structure intact, with some help from modern maintenance. The small size means that realistically you don’t need long (I probably spent as much time trying to locate the entrance) to see it, but if in Benevento I highly recommend it.
Around 30-40 minute walk from the main train station, pretty much at the opposite side of the small city centre, there is a small fee to pay to enter, €4, but personally I feel it’s worth seeking out if in the city, and certainly worth the minimal fee to help the upkeepWritten November 12, 2021
- Located in the center of Benevento, this park offers a refreshing and relaxing place to go particularly on hot sunny days.
Whether you want to stroll or sit on the many benches, you can enjoy the well kept and groomed grass and trees, the beautiful pond, and several statues that are on display and if thirsty you can drink some fresh water from the little fountain.
Of particular value are the nice playgrounds for children.
Villa Comunale is a must stop in a tour of Old Town Benevento.Written December 1, 2018
- This is a very lovely building at the edge of the historic centre of Benevento. It is very welcoming and is well worth a visit.Written September 22, 2019
- Definitely a "must see" area in Benevento. Looks like modern and abstract art from the artist Mimmo Palladino.Written February 14, 2017
- I think the exhibits change from time to time here, and when we visited, we saw a collection of very nice paintings in a contemporary/fantasy vein. This is usually not my "thing" but I really liked some of them. The contrast of the contemporary art and the massive stone walls, with arches and vaults, was delightfulWritten December 4, 2016
- Benevento may not be one of the traditional powerhouses of Italian football, but a recent flirtation with Serie A and their distinctive crest, which features the silhouette of a witch (a symbol of the city) has brought them to the radar of many fans of Calcio.
Benevento itself is a beautiful little place, located close to Naples, but be warned the Stadium is a bit of a trek from the train station, coming in at around a 30-40 min walk. There may be buses, but being my least favourite form of transport I was happy to walk.
With a capacity of 25,00, a small catchment area and close proximity to one of the bigger sides in the country, Benevento isn’t as empty feeling as a lot of Italian stadia, but I also wouldn’t expect you to struggle to get a ticket. Oddly these cannot be purchased from the small club store in the city centre, but there is a Tabacchi/bookies around halfway on the walk that sells them. I didn’t clock a ticket office at the ground, but looking up their website does have a list of outlets. As with all Italian stadia, bring a passport or other photo ID. Pricing fair, I was €25 for one of the tribunas.
While not cutting edge, the stadium definitely feels pretty good and quite modern for a smaller Italian stadium. The toilets are still holes in the ground, but at least clean holes, with cubicals are painted nicely and the seats in the stand are fresh and sturdy feeling.
The one thing that impressed me was the catering options. Now I’m not saying these are first class, or even good, but so many Italians grounds offer menus of crisps, or maybe a pre-packed mortadella sandwich. Here you can get actual hot dogs and pizza slices, that actually aren’t bad.
Overall, I can’t see many people going out of their way to seek out a Benevento game, but if you’re in the area, there are much worse things to do, and in terms of Italian stadia it’s definitely one of the better ones a smaller team operates out ofWritten February 10, 2022
- The Rocca dei Rettori is the local castle of Benevento; it is composed of the main keep, which dates to the Longobard period with later additions and still features roman tombs and inscriptions utilized as stone to support it, and the palace dating to the 16th century.Written January 17, 2019
- The Duomo is a beautiful very large cathedral-It has a pair of bronze front doors that are quite beautiful.Worth a visitWritten October 17, 2016
- The Ponte Leproso, known in english as Leper bridge, is a roman era bridge still standing across the Sabato river.Written January 17, 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
Frequently Asked Questions about Benevento
- The best outdoor activities in Benevento according to Tripadvisor travelers are:
- Parco Archeologico Cellarulo
- Pista ciclabile Paesaggi Sanniti - Da Benevento a Vitulano
- Giardino delle Meraviglie o Giardino del Mago