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Holy Valley: Monastery of Santa Scolastica

A great place on the path of St Benedict, where knowledge is preserved

Spiritual trekking in Central Italy: visit the monastery of Santa Scolastica, then walk for a quick trail to Saint Benedict of Subiaco where is the famous Sacro Speco (Holy Cave). It’s a wonderful path, seriously, it’s almost better than the walk to Santiago de Compostela!

The abbey dedicated to Santa Scolastica – who was Saint Benedict’s sister, nun as well – is a place where knowledge is preserved, through a huge archive of ancient books. There is also an ancient hand-written Bible, purchased in 1394…

Thanks to Visit Lazio, Il Cammino di San Benedetto & MiBACT

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