Basilica di San Benedetto

Basilica di San Benedetto, Norcia

Basilica di San Benedetto
4.5
Churches & Cathedrals
This location was reported permanently closed

4.5
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Bill G
New Orleans, LA18 contributions
Tragic loss from earthquake
Jun 2017
Hard to know what to say other than to acknowledge the terrible damage to this architectural masterpiece. Only the facade remains standing after the October 2016 earthquake. It appears reconstruction is under way but there's a long way to go. Visited 9 June 2017.
Written June 11, 2017
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Judith W
Dallas, TX72 contributions
My favorite place in the world...that I can't visit
Oct 2016
Due to the earthquake in August of 2016, the Basilica and Monastery are closed. While reconstruction is going on though, the crypt is open for liturgies. 6 am, 10 am Mass and vespers at 6 pm. Norcia is still worth the visit and support the Monks of Norcia in their rebuilding efforts.
Written October 18, 2016
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Johndot_12
Salisbury, UK308 contributions
Stunning cathedral setting in a unique square
Aug 2016 • Family
I always think that main squares in Umbrian towns can not get any better that the last one you saw. I never fail to be moved by the cathedral and its setting. The stone is beautiful and the rose windows looking onto the square wonderful. The inside is more plain that you would expect, but is the true centre of this beautiful walled city. To the right as you face the front of the cathedral is some arch work with washing troughs and tethers for horses. It is a wonderful place to sit in the shade and observe life going by. A must to visit to appreciate this building which is so strong and resists attempts by earthquakes to unsettle it.
Written September 15, 2016
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happytraveller575
Birmingham, UK69 contributions
Peaceful and spiritual
Jul 2016 • Couples
I can't really add to what others have said. Super church with a wonderful history. Don't miss the crypt. Make sure you hear the monks chanting.
Written July 23, 2016
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marcopolo111
Cleveland, Oh2,823 contributions
Great mystical experience in the evenings
Jun 2016 • Couples
This is the heart of Norcia, a basilica built eight hundred years ago on what was believed was the mansion of Saints Benedetto and Scolastica. The basilica footprint is in the form of a romanic cross and has a nice facade with a typical rosetta. While the architecture and the inside are nice but not outstanding, the position at the center of a beautiful square and the surrounding mountains make it a picture perfect settings. There is great spirituality inside the church at any time, but particularly in the evening when the Benedictine monks sing Gregorian songs, as they did for hundred centuries.
Written July 15, 2016
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TexasBarbara
Fort Worth, TX25 contributions
Chants by Benedictine Monks
Jun 2016 • Couples
It was a special experience to attend the evening service and quite interesting to learn more about Benedictine monks.
Written July 1, 2016
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vincec
shropshire195 contributions
Peace and Serenity
Jun 2016 • Couples
If you visit Norcia you must visit this church when a service is on. The Gregorian Chant is wonderful and the sense of peace and tranquility a shear joy. You will feel mentally refreshed and alive and happy.
Written June 19, 2016
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Tamir S
Holon, Israel59 contributions
Nice, not more
Jun 2016 • Couples
Nice basilica , nice stone columns for taking pictures.
There is nice statue and the interior of the basilica is impressive.
Written June 5, 2016
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onlaydoc
South Windsor, CT348 contributions
Beautiful old church
Apr 2016 • Couples
Right in the town square is this beautiful old church. Every evening at 7:40 the monks chant the evening prayers. Wait outside beforehand and they will invite you in! No charge!
Written April 10, 2016
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WalnutTruffle
United Kingdom176 contributions
Shut for cleaning when we arrives
Oct 2015
Wanted to look round but closed while they put the Hoover round. You could still see through the door, but as there are many other local churches, it wasn't the end of the world.
Written January 25, 2016
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