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Santo Speco Monastery

The origins of the current Benedictine abbey date back to the early sixth century, when St. Benedict of Norcia, after the experiment of hermit life conducted in a cave near the ancient villa built there by Nero, founded twelve monasteries and a school to give hospitality to his first disciples, coming in part from the Roman nobility.
Later (XII century) on the initiative of the abbots the sanctuary-monastery of the Sacro Speco was built, built over the original memory of the Saint.
Built next to a rock wall, it consists of a complex of rooms, churches and chapels, sometimes carved out of the rock, it preserves fresco decorations from various eras and a portrait of St. Francis (1223).

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18654 W: 130 N: 39417] (211361)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2021-05-21
  • Exposure:30 seconds
  • Photo Version:Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2021-05-21 10:31
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