The Monastery of Saint Benedict

 

 

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You would never expect it: when reaching the large square of Saint Benedict Monastery, you are shocked by its position, hanged up between Taleo Mount and the Aniene Valley. Maybe you could understand the reason why Pope Pius II defined it as a “swallow nest”, and Petrarch (one of the most important medieval Italian poet) spoke about the monastery defining it limen paradisi (The boundary of heaven). But you can’t even imagine what you will find into it. The marvellous frescoes, the chapels that follow one another, the constant relation between the architecture and the rock walls, the ancient Saint Francis of Assisi’s portrait… the visit at the Monastery of Saint Benedict of Subiaco it’s a continuous surprise, both for the eyes and the soul.

The heart of the Monastery of Saint Benedict, the most intimate and suggestive place is the Holy Cave (Sacro Speco), called also “Grotto of Prayers” or “Sacred Grotto”, a cave where the young Saint Benedict from Nursia has spent three years of solitary life. For those who tune in, they could feel even today the agony and the resolution, the enthusiasm and the spirituality of this twenty-years-old boy, in a constant research for the truth. And they will deeply understand the meaning of his experience.

Visiting Saint Benedict Monastery means to feel sensations that belongs to everybody’s soul. A meeting with art, the spirit and the perfect balance between man and nature. If you want to be sure to catch every aspect of this surprising trip, contact us. Contact Ethea.

Informazioni

Orari tutti i giorni con orario: 9.00 – 12.30 e 15.00 – 18.30
Funzioni religiose Domenica mattina, ore 9.30 e 11.00
Costi entrata gratuita
Parcheggio si, anche per pullman
Servizi servizi igienici e negozio

Sacro Speco

 

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You would never expect it: when reaching the large square of Saint Benedict Monastery, you are shocked by its position, hanged up between Taleo Mount and the Aniene Valley. Maybe you could understand the reason why Pope Pius II defined it as a “swallow nest”, and Petrarch (one of the most important medieval Italian poet) spoke about the monastery defining it limen paradisi (The boundary of heaven). But you can’t even imagine what you will find into it. The marvellous frescoes, the chapels that follow one another, the constant relation between the architecture and the rock walls, the ancient Saint Francis of Assisi’s portrait… the visit at the Monastery of Saint Benedict of Subiaco it’s a continuous surprise, both for the eyes and the soul.

The heart of the Monastery of Saint Benedict, the most intimate and suggestive place is the Holy Cave (Sacro Speco), called also “Grotto of Prayers” or “Sacred Grotto”, a cave where the young Saint Benedict from Nursia has spent three years of solitary life. For those who tune in, they could feel even today the agony and the resolution, the enthusiasm and the spirituality of this twenty-years-old boy, in a constant research for the truth. And they will deeply understand the meaning of his experience.

Visiting Saint Benedict Monastery means to feel sensations that belongs to everybody’s soul. A meeting with art, the spirit and the perfect balance between man and nature. If you want to be sure to catch every aspect of this surprising trip, contact us. Contact Ethea.

Informazioni

Orari tutti i giorni con orario: 9.00 – 12.30 e 15.00 – 18.30
Funzioni religiose Domenica mattina, ore 9.30 e 11.00
Costi entrata gratuita
Parcheggio si, anche per pullman
Servizi servizi igienici e negozio

Sacro Speco

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