Badia della Santissima Trinita'

Badia della Santissima Trinita', Cava De' Tirreni

Badia della Santissima Trinita'

Badia della Santissima Trinita'
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Michael F
Monaghan, Ireland301 contributions
If you are staying on the Amalfi coast & are offered a trip to Cava courtesy of the commune for an E5 charge my advice is: be sure to take it! This visit to a place of prayer that celebrated its millennium last year was fascinating. Arriving at the front it doesn't seem too large but look at the side to see how large it is perched on top of a mountain. Your tour will visit the new basilica and part of the old including the crypt/catacombs. There is a museum where some paintings & old parchments illustrated by the monks are displayed. Look out for the beautiful tiled floor in the apse (taken from another abbey) and the old pulpit in the current church. Pity the tour does not include the library. Entry cost was a very reasonable 3 Euro. Well worth it.
Written September 23, 2012
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hoteljulian
Yorkshire, UK99 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
This abbey is a surprise as much if it is built into the rock of its steep sided valley. It is only on touring inside the whole building that its full extent is revealed. Guided tours only and the janitors watch you the whole time! If you are very fortunate or travelling with Andante (no, not a share holder!) then you may have privileged access to the library of early medieval illustrated manuscripts and books. in a small group we were inches away from priceless illuminated manuscripts, what an experience.
Written July 29, 2019
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vessi80
North Lanarkshire, UK904 contributions
May 2018 • Solo
This turned out to be an easy independent trip or I was just very lucky with public transport. 8.20 am Salerno bus from Maiori and got off at Vietri Sul Mare. Railings above point to the uphill path to Vietri train station and at the top of that road on the other side, I caught bus No 9 to Cava and then Bus 61(or 67) to the tiny hamlet of Badia as Corpo de Cava is known. The monastery is a ten minute scenic walk uphill. Well, the whole journey was scenic.
The abbey is closed Mondays and only open until midday. Very reasonable 3 euros entrance . Welcoming clergy at the door as well.
Apart from a small group with their own private guide, there were only 5 of us which was perfect. Anna our guide said she wasn't too comfortable with the English Language but she did a great tour and I enjoyed it so much.
The glorious outside setting is matched by the lavish interiors. The abbey after all was built round the Arsicia cave for Saint Alferio, the Benedictine hermit. You can understand why it's the most visited monument in the area.
There's a stunning cloister under the cave itself , superb cathedral, and a Longobard cemetery where thousands of locals took refuge during the Second World War.
The Cave of St Alferio is awesome and the majolica tiles in the Chapter room are very like those in the Santa Chiara Convent in Naples.
You finish off in the Museum . Fine porcelain, tombs, huge illuminated manuscripts and some excellent paintings by Paolo de Matteis, Bonito and Vaccaro.
Welcoming staff and a wonderful tour. I didn't want to leave.
When you get the bus back to Cava then do spend a few hours there ,wandering its fine old 'Borgo' district.
Written May 30, 2018
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Soloman2k
UK71 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
I have known this place ever since I was a little boy, as my grandmother lived a stone's throw away. Nestled between the edge of Badia and the surrounding mountains, this beautiful monastery has a lot of history. While you are there, sample the cool clear mountain water from the font nearby at the bottom of the mountain. Namaste...
Written March 13, 2019
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Gypsy Girl 425
Horseshoe Bay, TX269 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
We toured the Badia with a personal guide and one of the priests that resides there and it was an incredible experience!

We toured the catacombs built 1,000 years ago and saw the beautiful paintings and artifacts they have collected. It was worth every minute we spent there!
Written October 8, 2019
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Christopher D
Baton Rouge5 contributions
Aug 2018
We had a personal tour by one of the few remaining monks. It is
a spectacular place. It has a small museum, caves excavated into the mountainside, and a beautiful church with a spectacular pipe organ. It’s not easy to get there, but it is well worth the trip.
Written August 19, 2018
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Kees00
Schinnen, The Netherlands856 contributions
May 2018 • Family
Visiting this abbey is a very typical experience. You have the feeling you visit an abbey where time has stood stil. Not since the middel ages but since beginning of the 20th century. That experience makes the visit unique. Unfortunately, large parts are not open for the visit, the tour guide is rather limited with the info and the esthetic value is average. But still, an authentic experience.
Written May 22, 2018
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dennisk564
Leitchfield, KY6 contributions
Apr 2017 • Solo
Just a short walk from the hotel Scapolatiello this beautiful monastery is breathtaking. It's well worth the time to visit.
Written April 27, 2017
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Jeroen S
Rotterdam, The Netherlands84 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
Went there during our time at Cafe De Tirreni. What a wonderfull and majestic place.
Even got a little tour of the entire building, however the monk was speaking very little English so it was more a guessing game of what the intention of his stories were.
Written January 12, 2017
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Lynne690
Gosford, Australia303 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
The Benedictine monks or parishioners must have had a lot of money as this monastery church is very grand. The interior is very fancy with beautiful marble work. Worth a visit if you are passing by.
Written October 20, 2016
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