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Santuario del Sacro Speco - Monastero di San Benedetto

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Piazzale San Benedetto SNC, 00028 Subiaco, Italy
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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

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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

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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...

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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely to be visited. Should you being in Rome even for a short vacation find a day to visit it. Unbelievable view and wall painting wait you for a visit. Best way by car on the motorway or by bus. When there start the visit...More

2  Thank Alessandro A
Reviewed April 23, 2018

If you have a car this is a good way to enjoy some of the pretty countryside outside of Rome as well as visiting this interesting monastery. No cost to enter just a request for a donation. The earlier reviews give a good appreciation of...More

Thank Terry D
Reviewed March 8, 2018

Awesome is a much overused word these days but it truly describes the frescoes adorning the chapel and crypt of this abbey. The building itself is quite impressive as it seems to be growing straight out of the side of the mountain. There are many...More

1  Thank marcyMontr_al
Reviewed March 4, 2018

This is where Saint Benedict lived for three years as a hermit in a small cave before he founded monasteries. People visit this place to visit his cave (called the "sacro speco") as well as the monastery itself. It has some mosaics and frescoes dating...More

2  Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed January 3, 2018

This monastery is a hidden Gem. The peace you can feel here is out of this world. The frescoes are amazing. If you are passing by, you have to stop here.

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Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

A beautiful little journey about an hour outside of Rome. Great for a day trip. The monastery itself can be seen in about forty minutes. The fresco of saint Frances of Assisi from 1224 is worth it on its own. Entry b donation. Combine the...More

2  Thank Owen S
Reviewed October 18, 2017

As we were going to Naples we wanted to stop enrout at the the Abbey at Montecassino, we decided to get more into the spirit of the journey of St.Benedict (patron Saint of Europe) we wanted to go to see the Sacred a space at...More

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January 3, 2018|
Response from Owen S | Reviewed this property |
Best to drive, it’s not very far approximately 40minutes. Mostly highway.