Subiaco Town, Monasteries and Park Guided Tour
A memorable journey through history, art, nature and spirituality!
Subiaco is a fascinating town only 40 min driving from Rome surrounded by one of the largest beech forests in Europe. It has been considered one of the most pleasant places in the region since Ancient Times. Indeed, Emperor Nero built here one of his villas to enjoy fresh air in the hot summer months. We will pick you up from your accommodation in Rome or elsewhere in the area with a comfortable new vehicle and drive to Subiaco across the charming Lazio countryside along the path pf the Aniene river up to its source.In fact, Subiaco is located near abundant water springs at the feets of the Simbruini mountains. Some Ancient Roman acqueducts departed from here. However, Subiaco is not only a site of outstanding natural beauty but also rich of art and spirituality.
We will visit the holy grotto where Saint Benedict lived and next to which he built his first monastery. He is the Saint Patron of Europe because from Subiaco the order spreaded fast around the continent with hundreds of siblings from Sicily to France. We will also explore the Monastery of Saint Scolastica and the Abbey castle. You will be amazed by some of Italy's most beautiful medieval frescoes, elegant architecture and precious shrines. We will visit the old town and enjoy its special atmosphere, local shops and hidden monuments away from the beaten tourist paths.
If weather permits we will also visit the Natural Park in the valley at the feet of the monastery along the crystal clear river Aniene...an inspirational walk through scented and colorful vegetation. If you wish to visit more and extend your day we can also visit the historic library of the monastery as well as the first printery of Italy that preserves many of the authentic Renaissance. Another option is to reach the charming village of Cervara and the highlands of Arcinazzo. At the end of this memorable day we will take you back to your accommodation.
|Price||We offer discounts to large parties and kids. Contact us for more info.|
|Duration:||Full-day, approximately 7 hours, but we can customize the duration on your needs.|
|Sites included:||Subiaco Village, Monasteries of Saint Benedict and Saint Scolastica, Holy Grotto, Abbey Castle, Aniene River Natural Park. Optionals: Library, First Printery in Italy, Arcinazzo Plateaus, Arsoli Town|
|Meeting point:||Details on the meeting point will be given to you after the booking|
|Weather restrictions:||The tour takes places rain or shine|
|Dressing code:||Comfortable shoes. During the tour there might be the chance to visit some churches. In order to enter them shoulders and knees have to be covered. Shorts and skirts are fine, but below knees.|
|Age groups||Suitable to everybody|
|Specials:||You will not be hearded in large groups and you will have a great guide only for you!|