It is the oldest Benedictine monastery in the world, founded by Saint Benedict in person in VI Century. One-thousand and fifty years of history in one harmonious building. Meet the monks, as our guides tell you everything about their daily life and history, the Art enshrined in the cloisters and the Cathedral and listen to the life of Saint Benedict of Nursia. Visit with us the library read the original medieval manuscripts and listen to the story about the first printed book in Italy.
« As God’s servant daily increased in virtue and became continually more famous for miracles, many were led by him to the service of almighty God in the same place. By Christ’s assistance, he built there twelve Abbeys… »
Gregory the Great, The Dialogues
Every day Saint Scholastica Monastery opens its gate to those who want to make a trip back in time and in the soul. Let’s visit it together, let’s visit it with Ethea!
| OPENING HOURS
EVERY DAY: 9.00 A.M. – 12.30A.M. and 3.30 P.M. – 7.00 P.M.
| HOLY MASS
Sunday, 10.00 A.M. and 4.15 P.M.
| TICKET ENTRANCE
This is a holy place. Visitors must be properly dressed: no bare feet, shoulders and legs covered at least to the knees.
Public toilets, gift shop and guest house
Yes, touristic buses are OK. All kind of buses can reach the Monastery car park, double-decker buses too.
Not suitable for people with mobility impairments. Wheel chair can only enter in the first and second cloister