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Sep 10, 2017
“Tucked Away Gem”
Aug 17, 2017
“Well worth the wait for the guide to turn up in his Panda!”
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

There are actually two churches here to see, back to back. The smallest is a hidden gem in the hills. A must stop and see.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Heather B
Reviewed August 17, 2017

There is a phone number on the gate and if you dare call it during the lunch period you will have quite a wait, so time your visit with this in mind. It is a treasure and the frescoes are breath taking, as is the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank peterandanna
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Bominaco must be one of the best-kept secrets. I can't believe more people don't know about this amazing mediaeval monastic settlement. It consists of two very different churches and a ruined castle, all belonging to a powerful monastery which was the seat of church power...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank TuesdaySue
Reviewed June 11, 2015

The churches are accessible only via dedicated and well-informed locals who take turns across days of the week and sometimes prefer appointments. Both have been restored as much as technically feasible to their original appearance. It is a unique experience to find a Unesco-designated site...More

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank Biernacki
Reviewed September 12, 2013

In Bominaco there are two medieval churches, one of which dedicated to S. Pellegrino, the saint who protected pilgrims. The inside of the tiny church is covered in frescoes, some depicting the life of jesus and some (on the ceiling) depicting a calendar used by...More

Date of experience: October 2012
3  Thank ColleenCo
Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

Two very old churches are the left overs of an important cloister. The oratory is known for its beautifull frescs, the other basilic was partly build with the colums of a nearby Roman temple. The complex is on the Unesco world heritage list. On a...More

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