Bettona

The only Etruscan settlement located on the left bank of the Umbrian part of the Tiber River, Bettona (once Vettona), shows its origins in its dominant position over a wide part of the plains below and its imposing city walls, still intact for long stretches.
You can circle the entire city along the medieval walls to admire not just the views, but also the ancient wall itself, which was at times built on top of the earlier Etruscan remains whose huge sandstone blocks can still be seen for some forty meters.
At the centre of the village are Piazza Cavour and Piazza Garibaldi, featuring the Town Hall, the old Baglioni and Biancalana palazzos and the Palazzo del Podesta, which dates to 1371, now the home of the beautiful Municipal Art Gallery which houses works of art by il Perugino, Dono Doni, Luca della Robbia and Fiorenzo di Lorenzo.
The piazza also boasts the church and collegiata of S. Maria Maggiore, the church and oratory of S. Andrea, the church of Patron Saint Crispolto and, finally, the church of the former convent of S. Antonio Abate, which offers stunning views of the valley below and Mount Subasio beyond.
The area surrounding Bettona is also blessed with great beauty: in the green countryside not far away is Villa del Boccaglione, the XVIII century residence of the Penna family, and then there is the Etruscan Ipogeo, the XIV century Molinaccio tower and the Abbey of San Quirico.

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