Santuario del Sacro Speco - Monastero di San Benedetto

Santuario del Sacro Speco - Monastero di San Benedetto, Subiaco

Santuario del Sacro Speco - Monastero di San Benedetto

Santuario del Sacro Speco - Monastero di San Benedetto
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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John F
Shoreline, WA174 contributions
Where it all began...
Mar 2020
For two Benedictine oblates who are also Episcopal priests, this was a deeply moving experience. As a very small group of family and friends, we were granted an extremely generous tour of the Sacro Speco by Dom Maurizio who could not have been more charming and informative. The site is truly amazing and really could not be built today. The frescoes alone are priceless world treasures. That this birthplace of Western monasticism has been kept in such remarkable condition is testimony to the love and work and prayer of the monks. This was truly the highlight of our visit to Italy and we would love to return one day!
Written March 13, 2020
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teemutmantsinen
89 contributions
Incredible
Jun 2019 • Friends
Wonderful site to visit. The chapel, monastery, nature, all well worth to experience. A winding road up there but it pays back instantly.
Written January 18, 2020
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Pl V
27 contributions
Breathtaking & Inspirational
Oct 2019 • Couples
We were able to drive up with a family member but so much mountains greenery speechless beautiful. Then turn around and the Sanctuary a beautiful building built in the mountain Not being able to envision how they built this beautiful building so many years ago! When you enter it’s just very peaceful and feel spiritual; it gave me chills. I felt more spirituality here than feeling anything at the Vatican. At the end of San Benedetto there’s a quaint gift shop.
Written January 5, 2020
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Nino A. N
New York City, NY49 contributions
Inspirational place
Aug 2019
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.
Written August 22, 2019
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tmacquiban
Rome, Italy148 contributions
Stunning location, superb frescoes
Jun 2019 • Friends
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 chapels carved out of the hillside commemorating the saint and his many followers and admirers are a must for all art and architectural historians and cultural vultures. And amazingly no groups or coaches up there so a quiet reverential atmosphere not found in Rome and elsewhere. Only one monk in evidence as one of the community had died two days earlier so the bookshop and Santa Scholastica were both closed. Must return another day!!
Written June 24, 2019
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TrueCanucks
Kootenay National Park, Canada355 contributions
Fascinating
May 2019 • Couples
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.
Written May 20, 2019
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kekkino71
Rome, Italy22 contributions
Impressive
Apr 2019 • Couples
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.
Written May 15, 2019
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JR958
Kent, UK42 contributions
Worth visiting
May 2019 • Friends
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.
Written May 9, 2019
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Nisrine Farah
Beirut, Lebanon34 contributions
Perfect place for meditation and worship
Nov 2018 • Friends
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. Amazing view, and beautiful scenery. Recommended..
Written December 28, 2018
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Andrew M
Sydney, Australia324 contributions
Monastery built into the Mountain- Amazing
Sep 2018 • Friends
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. Built into the mountainside it is a beauty to behold

Another location of religious significance, it is both peaceful and prayerful

It is an absolute hidden gem , if the opportunity arises visit Subiaco to see this Monastero
Written September 26, 2018
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