Comune di Bettona
Bettona has been a grapes and olive producing area since the Etruscan Age. Visitors may taste excellent red and white wines belonging to Doc Colli Martani, essentially made up of Sangiovese, Grechetto and Trebbiano wines. They combine greatly with salami and the famous baked goose, a typical course of the local gastronomical tradition. Bettona, an Etruscan outpost, is located on the left of the Tiber river; it was a Roman municipium during the Vettona time (Plinio il Vecchio, N. H. III,114). The town is a natural look-out that faces one of the most characteristic, natural, Umbrian amphitheatres; it has a semicircular shape extending from Lake Trasimeno to Montefalco, created by the Central Apennine mountains.
Bettona has a well-preserved boundary wall made up of medieval parts; it is one kilometre long and has turrets, towers, bastions and drawbridge which dates back to the XIII-XIV centuries.
The large number of works of art and the Etruscan and Roman remains preserved in the Picture Gallery and in the Archeological Museum, are evidence of ancient, local cultures.
In the central square you find the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, the church and oratory of Sant'Andrea, the church of the patron San Crispolto and the former convent of Sant'Antonio Abate, from where you can admire a breathtaking view of the Umbrian valley and Mount Subasio.
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Comune di Bettona
- Address: Piazza Cavour, 8 - 06084 - Bettona (PG)
- Phone: +39 075 98857 28/33
- Fax: +39 075 9869115
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web Site: www.comune.bettona.pg.it
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From Monday to Friday from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm
On Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 3.00 pm to 6 pm