Abbazia di Santo Spirito al Morrone

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Abbazia di Santo Spirito al Morrone

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MIlton Keynes771 contributions
Nice way to spend an hour
May 2018 • Couples
This is a large site outside Sulmona.The signage to find it is good from the main roads.The hardest thing is to know when it is open.
I would recommend getting there before 10,to get a ticket from one of the upstairs rooms,in time for the tour at 10am.The cost is €4 per person,which I believe is worth the money.There was no one else there when we visited so we were lucky to see the stating video in English,which is shown in an upstairs room.(If you are disabled and can not go up stairs you will not be able to do the full tour.)
The staff were very friendly and were keen that we understood what they were saying.The tour is only currently in Italian,and the lady spoke slowly to allow us to understand here.
You can not have access to the whole site as it is under reconstruction following various earthquakes my
You visit various courtyards,the outside of the prisoner blocks(as it has also been a jail) and the reconstructed church and refectory,with monochrome paintings.Currently the refectory is housing terracotta religious statues from Aquila.Note the basins on the refectory walls where the cellestine monks would was their hands before eating.
A huge and impressive building
Written 1 May 2018
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claudiadicesare
Boston, MA6 contributions
Immense beauty....rich in history
Jun 2017 • Friends
I was lucky enough to find this hidden treasure in Sulmona, Italy on a recent trip. A beautiful building with amazing frescoes, architecture and history. From an Abbey to a hospital and then a prison. I am so excited that this beautiful building is being restored and hopefully on my next trip the church will be fully restored. Stop by when in Sulmona. You will not be disappointed.
Written 14 June 2017
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Deccan h
Pune46 contributions
A building with an unusual history
Oct 2016 • Couples
A group of us were shown the Abbazia by the amazing Novelia, a repository of information and enthusiasm for the good things of life in Abruzzo. She gave us the background of this lovely place and pointed out details we might have missed. , That just 80 monks once lived in this huge place , and that it was the home of Pope Celestine before he abdicated and returned to begin his own order, that is was once used as a prison ( note the football marks on the walls of the central courtyard ) and that is now hosts shows by artists on its beautiful precincts.
Don't miss the view of Celestine's hermitage tucked into the rocky hills that form an imposing backdrop to the Abbey
Well worth a short visit while in Sulmona or travelling through Abruzzo.
Written 27 October 2016
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furslands
New York278 contributions
Magnificent!
Jun 2016 • Couples
Almost missed seeing this while in Sulmona and what a miss that would have been! Remarkable building, beautifully restored, with an even more remarkable history. Impressive, educational, enjoyable and humbling.
Written 18 June 2016
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Filomena2_12
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia23 contributions
Wonderful
Oct 2015 • Couples
My husband and I stopped to look at this wonderful amazing Abbey. We walked in and watched a video about the abbey then given a free tour of the restored rooms. Do not miss this site, The history is so important and linked with Rome. Thank you to all the people working and restoring this Abbey .
Written 22 November 2015
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MarilynAcq
California17 contributions
There is a treasure here
Mar 2015 • Solo
and, while you might think it is the history, the story of the Eremo, the scenery, the art, the tranquil spot, the wood paneled farmacia (pharmacy) room, it truly is one of the guides...Novelia Giannantonio.....not only will she tour you through the Abbazia, but you will learn more about Sulmona and the surrounding areas.
Written 30 June 2015
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