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Monuments of Bettona

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Images below link to detailed pages on the most important monuments in and around  Bettona

Abbazia di San Crispolto

(11th century ?)

Benedictine abbey

On the traditional site of the martyrdom of St Crispoltus 

Now private property

Only the apse and crypt survive.


Chiesa della Compagnia della Morte (date?)

[Details of the church] Frescoes (1806) by Giuseppe Barbaclori 

Usually closed


Ipogeo di Colle

(3rd – 1st centuries BC)

Etruscan  hypogeum

Discovered outside Bettona in the mid-19th century

Visible from road


Palazzo Baglioni

(15th century)

Belonged to the Baglioni family until the death of Malatesta V Baglioni (1648)  Now a hotel.


Palazzo Biancalana

(19th century)

Built by Francesco Biancalana

Now houses the entrance to the Pinacoteca Civica and the Museo Civico


Palazzo Comunale

(16th century) 

Replaced an older public palace

Still in use as municipal offices

Visit possible in office hours


Palazzo del Podestà (1379)

Second public palace to be built in Bettona

Now houses part of the Pinacoteca Civica


Sant' Andrea

(15th century)

Remains the seat of the Confraternita di Sant’ Andrea

Oratory visible through glass door 

Adjacent ex-hospice now houses a hotel/ restaurant.


Sant’ Antonio da Padova


Convent below Bettona

Built for Observant Franciscans from Sant' Onofrio (below)

Suppressed in 1866



Santa Caterina


13th century - Site passed from Abbazia di San Crispolto to the first Franciscans in Bettona

1266 - Franciscans moved to San Crispolto

1439 - Female Franciscan tertiaries, built the present complex

1860 - Suppressed

Now abandoned.


San Crispolto


Built by monks from Abbazia di San Crispolto to house the relics of St Crispoltus (still here)

Passed to the Franciscans from Santa Caterina in 1266

Visits possible


San Giacomo


Benedictine nunnery

Suppressed in the Napoleonic period. 

Part of the complex now belongs to the Suore Francescane Missionarie Di Gesu Bambino.

[Visits possible ??]


Santa Maria Maggiore (1225)

Collegiata of Bettona

1225  - Reconstruction of the ancient church

1797  - Reconstruction of adjacent collegiata

1803-16 -  Neo-Classical re-modeling of church

Still used for sevices


Sant’ Onofrio




Abbazia di San Quirico




San Pietro (date ?)


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