Subiaco Monastery Subiaco, Italy early 13th cent.
This hilltop monastery in Subiaco enshrines the sacred cave in which St. Benedict lived as a hermit before he organized his first monastic community. Inside, the church is covered in beautiful Gothic frescoes.
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- Go Historic ID
- Subiaco MonasteryHoly GrottoMonastery of St. BenedictSacred CaveSacro SpecoSan Benedetto
- 41.916976° N, 13.118159° E
- PP. Benedettini, Monastero S. Speco00028
Anagni and San BenedettoPosted April 14, 2008 by Holly Hayes Part of: The Great European Road Trip
As I mentioned in yesterday's post, Anagni Cathedral was a real highlight, thanks to its castle-like appearance and magnificent frescoed crypt. Anagni was the birthplace (and frequent residence) of four popes in the 1200s and its cathedral reflects that importance. View from southeast, with handy parking lot. A fine…
- Official Website of Subiaco Monastery. Web. Official website.