Escape from the crowd to discover the beautiful surroundings of the Lazio region, you can spend unforgettable moments in Subiaco and its monasteries.
This morning we will depart Rome (around 8.30am suggested time) to explore the village of Subiaco and enjoy a visit of the Benedictine monasteries of the ‘Sacro Speco’ and ‘St. Scholastica’, the principal attractions in Subiaco.
The town in the province of Lazio is an excellent destination for a trip outside the usual patterns. you will discover the wonders of the Shrine of the Sacred Cave. Hidden, like a precious gem, between the rock walls of Mount Taleo near Subiaco, in the hinterland of Lazio, the Sanctuary of Sacro Speco overlooking the valley below. For almost a thousand years, this natural treasure and architectural preserves the mysteries of Benedictine spirituality and is a place of pilgrimage by the faithful and not. The “cave” alludes to the cave, which is still available, where the Young St. Benedict of Norcia spent three years of life as a hermit in the early sixth century. It was after that period of spiritual recollection that the saint founded the first monastic communities along the valley of the river Aniene, giving way to Western monasticism.
Spectacular collection of religious buildings. The lower monastery is dedicated to St. Scholastica, sister of Benedict, the saint who lived as a hermit in a cave around which will develop the upper monastery. Perched on multiple levels and decorated with admirable frescoes this place is still full of spirituality.
Subiaco is one of the Italy charms visitors with irresistible food and your chauffeur/guide will be happy to recommend some typical restaurants in the area for lunch, example, a little family run restaurant housed in the cellars of the Rocca (castle) of the Borgias where the famous Lucrezia was born.
At the end of the tour, your chauffeur/guide will transfer you back to your hotel or any other place of your convenience in Rome.
This tour length is approximately 8 hours in total and is conducted by an English-speaking driver/guide that will not enter sites but drive you around and show you places, pointing out things while explaining what they are, as well as stopping at the places which require a visit and helping you access them.
• Pick up/drop off directly at your hotel or any other place of your convenience in Rome
• A fun and informative private English speaking driver/guide to lead you through the day
• Private transportation by air-conditioned and fully equipped luxury Mercedes Benz vehicle
• Free wi-fi and fresh bottled water on board
• Parking, city passes, fuel & tolls
Meals & entrance fees (unless specified on your confirmation voucher)
Gratuities (entirely at the client’s discretion)