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Santuario del Sacro Speco - Monastero di San Benedetto

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Piazzale San Benedetto SNC, 00028 Subiaco, Italy
+39 0774 85039
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must see if you are catholic and have a spare day in your Rome’s visit. If you are devout to Saint Francis here you can see a lifesize portrait of Saint Francis before he became a saint.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank nin0an
Reviewed June 24, 2019

The journey up to the abbey complex was well worth the haul up a cool shaded path to enter the sacred space, hallowed to the memory of Benedict when he sought solitude in his cave. The 14th and 15th century frescoes in the church and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 20, 2019

If you love architecture, you'll love this old monastery. The overall look; the archways uniquely set this building apart from others. Its a great place for photos.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank TrueCanucks
Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

A place carved in stone. Interesting cycle of frescoes about St. Benedict. Quiet, ideal for personal reflections (unless school groups flock like barbarians). The shop is worthy of quick visit.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank kekkino71
Reviewed May 9, 2019 via mobile

Even if you're not religious it's worth the trip. This site has been a place of pilgrimage for over a thousand years. The frescoes from the 13th century look almost as fresh as the day that they were painted. Very thought provoking.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Justin R
Reviewed December 27, 2018

Amazing location in the heart of nature, this monastery is embracing the rocks and the mountain, with beautiful architecture and special interconnected vaults. The road was closed when we got there for security reasons, so we took the hiking trail, for about 1h30 of hiking....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

We were fortunate to be taken here by friend we have who live in Rome, as you need a car to get here. It is an amazing place both from the outside and inside The architecture itself is a feat of human ingenuity and endeavour....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

If you go by the highway it’s 45 minutes from Rome. If you have time, choose the small roads and enjoy the views. Amazing architecture, history and views. It’s open between 9-12:30 and 15-18:30. Worth a visit but remember that you have to have long...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

Although having been to Subiaco years before, I decided to take my special friends who were visiting me from the US. This is, hands down, one of my favorite places in the world. It is quiet, you can enjoy the ride from Rome, and you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

Place is stunning with well kept frescos, clean exhibits and rich history. Nice views and stunning mountains...

Date of experience: June 2018
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January 3, 2018|
Response from 683owens | Reviewed this property |
Best to drive, it’s not very far approximately 40minutes. Mostly highway.