Abbey of San Liberatore a Maiella

Abbey of San Liberatore a Maiella

Abbey of San Liberatore a Maiella Town: Serramonacesca (PE) Location: San Liberatore, 370 m asl The Abbey is one of Abruzzo’s most important examples of Romanesque architecture. The structure, a basilica, has three naves ending in three semicircular apses. The aisles are crossed by seven arches supported by pillars and defined by a typical Benedictine […]

Monastery of San Martino in Valle

Monastery of San Martino in Valle

Monastery of San Martino in Valle Town: Fara San Martino (CH). Location: Valley of Santo Spirito, c 500 m. The ruins of the ancient monastery is located in the enchanting setting of San Martino in Valle. Access to the site through the picturesque gorges of San Martino is a gorge less than two meters wide. […]

Church of San Nicola e Clemente

Church of San Nicola e Clemente

Church of San Nicola e Clemente Town: Lama dei Peligni (CH). Location: Piazza Umberto, c 660 m asl It is the parish church of Lama dei Peligni. Located in the historic center, it consists of a hall divided into three naves, a rectangular apse, a side porch and a bell tower. The first plant dates […]

Church of Santa Maria della Misericordia and Convent of St. Anthony of Padua

Church of Santa Maria della Misericordia and Convent of St. Anthony of Padua

Church of Santa Maria della Misericordia and Convent of St. Anthony of Padua Town: Lama Peligni (CH). Location: Localita Convento, 660 m asl The complex, in Convento area, was founded in 1327 by Roberto da Salle, a disciple of Pietro da Morrone (Celestine V). Severely damaged by the 1706 earthquake, the Celestine fathers continued the […]

Hermitage of the Santo Spirito della Maiella

Hermitage of the Santo Spirito della Maiella

Hermitage of the Santo Spirito della Maiella Town: Roccamorice (PE). Location: Valley of S. Spirito, c 1130 m asl The hermitage of Santo Spirito, the Holy Spirit, is an articulated complex of buildings leaning on a rock wall. Inhabited and renovated by Pietro da Morrone in the mid-13th century, in 1263 the hermitage received protection […]

Hermitage of San Bartolomeo in Legio

Hermitage of San Bartolomeo in Legio

Hermitage of San Bartolomeo in Legio Town: Roccamorice (Pescara) Location: Valley of S. Spirito, c 610 m asl The hermitage is considered an architectural masterpiece. Completely embedded under a large rock that acts as a 50-meter-long roof, it was rebuilt after 1250 by Pietro da Morrone, the future Celestine V, on the ruins of a […]

Hermitage of San Giovanni della Maiella

Hermitage of San Giovanni della Maiella

Hermitage of San Giovanni della Maiella Town: Popoli (Pescara) Location: Orfento Valley, c 1230 m asl Typical hermitage excavated in a cave on a rock shelter, it is accessible by a staircase and a narrow external passage after which, due to the ledge, you will need to crawl on all fours to enter the cavity. […]

Hermitage of Grotta Sant’Angelo

Hermitage of Grotta Sant’Angelo

Hermitage of Grotta Sant’Angelo Town: Palombaro (Chieti) Location: Sant’Agata of Ugno, 750 m asl Place of worship on the outskirts of the small village of Palombaro, circa 800 meters asl, it is set in an evocative natural environment. The Grotto, a natural cavity of limestone inlaid by time, is located at the mouth of the […]

Hermitage Madonna dell’Altare (Cave of Celestine, Monte Porrara)

Hermitage Madonna dell’Altare (Cave of Celestine, Monte Porrara)

Hermitage Madonna dell’Altare (Cave of Celestine, Monte Porrara) Town: Palena (Chieti) Location: Monte Porrara, c 1280 m asl On the slopes of Mount Porrara, rising to circa 1,300 m, stands the shrine of Madonna dell’Altare, a witness to the ascetic life of Pope Celestine V through the centuries. The area consists of a church, a […]

Hermitage of Sant ‘Onofrio all’Orfento

Hermitage of Sant ‘Onofrio all’Orfento Town: Popoli (Pescara) Location: Orfento Valley, c 1030 m asl The hermitage is perched on a cliff facing the Grotto of San Giovanni below, on the right bank of the Orfento River, a tributary of the River Orta. Very little remains of the original structure; still visible: a section of […]

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