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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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Reviewed 26 October 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
Reviewed 19 October 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 10 October 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

Thank Erik_Tervuren
Reviewed 11 August 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
Reviewed 10 August 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

Thank John B
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This is the place where s. Benedict started his eremitic life: he spent there 3 years in a cave and they built a church (or better several churches one above the other) to celebrate that. There are ancient paintings and a marvellous view of the...More

1  Thank Salgari7777
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This is a lovely place to visit! There are regular buses that go from Rome to Subiaco and then when you get there you can get a bus towards the Monastery (Tip - buy a return ticket for the city bus when you're in Subiaco......More

1  Thank Heather P
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Like a journey back to the early Middle Ages. Beautiful Medieval monastery, not destroyed by baroque modifications, with astounding frescoes, and located in mountainous, scenic area.

1  Thank swrtbvghjh
Reviewed 3 February 2017

If you are in the area, well worth a few hours. If you have a car, even better. The town of Subiaco is nice to...I think Gina Lolabrigitta was born here...

1  Thank Stan M
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

In the area during our holidays, we can say that it is a lovely stop for a visit. The scenery is fantastic and it is worth to stop without necessarily visiting the inside.

1  Thank CK0909
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