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Santuario del Sacro Speco - Monastero di San Benedetto

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Reviewed 28 December 2018

Amazing location in the heart of nature, this monastery is embracing the rocks and the mountain, with beautiful architecture and special interconnected vaults. The road was closed when we got there for security reasons, so we took the hiking trail, for about 1h30 of hiking....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nisrine F
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

We were fortunate to be taken here by friend we have who live in Rome, as you need a car to get here. It is an amazing place both from the outside and inside The architecture itself is a feat of human ingenuity and endeavour....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

If you go by the highway it’s 45 minutes from Rome. If you have time, choose the small roads and enjoy the views. Amazing architecture, history and views. It’s open between 9-12:30 and 15-18:30. Worth a visit but remember that you have to have long...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LindaB486
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Although having been to Subiaco years before, I decided to take my special friends who were visiting me from the US. This is, hands down, one of my favorite places in the world. It is quiet, you can enjoy the ride from Rome, and you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sjeffrey04
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Place is stunning with well kept frescos, clean exhibits and rich history. Nice views and stunning mountains...

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 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

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Alessandro A
Reviewed 23 April 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Terry D
Reviewed 8 March 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

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank marcyMontr_al
Reviewed 5 March 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

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed 3 January 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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Best to drive, it’s not very far approximately 40minutes. Mostly highway.
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