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Monastero di San Benedetto - Santuario del Sacro Speco

Piazzale San Benedetto Snc, 00028 Subiaco, Italy
+39 0774 85039
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Piazzale San Benedetto Snc, 00028 Subiaco, Italy
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+39 0774 85039
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"benedictine order"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
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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

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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

1  Thank CzarEmmanuel
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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

1  Thank Owen S
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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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Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

I can only recommend people visiting the province of Lazio to put Subiaco on their list of places to visit. Go and visit the cathedral in the centre of Subiaco and don't miss the Monastero di San Benedetto, lovely situated in the rocky hills outside...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2017

Saint Benedict went to live in a cave on a cliff near Subiaco in the 4th or 5th Century CE, where he prayed for several years, then went to Monte Cassino to found the Benedictine Order of Monks. His order built a monastery (dedicated to...More

Thank John B
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

We took a bus tour from Rome (less than an hour) to the two abbeys in Subiaco. The older one, St. Benedict's, is built up against a cliff where, in a cave, St. Benedict spent several years praying before leaving to found the Benedictine Order,...More

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