The city of Benevento is the largest in the area with over 63,000 residents. Like most Italian towns, it has Roman roots, but it also has an interesting nickname as the City of Witches from a local legend that is still told today. This is a rather stark contrast to its importance as the home of the local university, Universita degli Studi del Sannio. In this size of a city, there are budget hotels available. The best options for discount Benevento hotel rooms are right here at EasyToBook.com
On your visit, be sure to see the Piazza Duomo. The bell tower of the church dominates the view, and an ornate fountain dedicated to the former Pope Orsini is the central focus of the adjacent Piazza Orsini. Inside the church, look for the ancient obelisk from the Temple of Iside, with its incredible hieroglyphics. Nearby are the Arcivescovile Palace and the ruins of the San Bartolomeo Basilica that was built in 1112. Grab some gelato for the passegiatta along Corso Garibaldi, and make a quick stop at the end in the church of Santa Sofia.