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Basilica di San Benedetto - CLOSED

Piazza San Benedetto, Norcia, Italy
+39 0743 817125
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Tragic loss from earthquake

Hard to know what to say other than to acknowledge the terrible damage to this architectural... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Bill G
New York City, New York
via mobile
My favorite place in the world...that I can't visit

Due to the earthquake in August of 2016, the Basilica and Monastery are closed. While... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Judith W
Dallas, Texas
via mobile
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“nice facade” (2 reviews)
“evening” (6 reviews)
Piazza San Benedetto, Norcia, Italy
+39 0743 817125
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Bill G
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

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...More

Thank Judith W
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

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....More

Thank Johndot_12
Reviewed 23 July 2016

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.

Thank happytraveller575
Reviewed 15 July 2016

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....More

Thank marcopolo111
Reviewed 1 July 2016

It was a special experience to attend the evening service and quite interesting to learn more about Benedictine monks.

Thank TexasBarbara
Reviewed 19 June 2016

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.

Thank vincec
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Nice basilica , nice stone columns for taking pictures. There is nice statue and the interior of the basilica is impressive.

Thank Tamir S
Reviewed 9 April 2016

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!

Thank onlaydoc
Reviewed 25 January 2016

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.

Thank WalnutTruffle
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