Convento Francescano S.S. Annunziata

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Convento Francescano S.S. Annunziata

Convento Francescano S.S. Annunziata
4.5
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Philip C
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Amazing
Aug 2020
Both my children baptized here. Incredible view over the "infernaccio valley" to Monte Soratte. Only 3 friars left.
Written 21 August 2020
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pcorsano
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A wonderful Franciscan Monastery
Oct 2013 • Friends
This monastery dates back from 1373. It is a magnificent place, sited over a valley that looks over the countryside all the way to Monte Soratte in the South, [towards Rome]. It was restored by a local Amelia magnate [Angelo Petrignani] in 1567 and became a "retreat" in 1745. As a retreat it was more austere than a conventional monastery. It is amazingly beautiful place, with a simple chapel, beautiful gardens.

There are two sights to see. One is the permanent "Nativity Scene", which was hand made by a friar called Juan Mari Oliva, from Barcelona in 1965. It is a very rare example of traditional Spanish artisanship, with three dimensional creations of scenes from the life of Christ from birth to the fishes, and the eventual cruxifiction and resurrection.

There is also a Planetarium.

Well worth a visit.
Written 22 March 2014
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