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Castiglione a Casauria, Serramonacesca, Manoppello

The Great Abbeys

With Nunzio Mezzanotte

Nunzio Mezzanotte

Castiglione a Casauria, San Liberatore a Majella, Santuario del Volto Santo

09:30 Castiglione a Casauria (Pe)
Visit Abbazia San Clemente in Casauria.Eretta according to legend, in 871 AD, Emperor Louis II, great-grandson of Charlemagne, because of a vow made during his imprisonment in the duchy of Benevento, the Abbey of San Clemente a Casauria initially dedicated to the Holy Trinity, was later named after San Clemente when, in 872, there is traslarono his remains. The magnificent building has only recently reopened after restoration in the wake of extensive damage of the earthquake of 2009.All 'll have to admire the ambo, the candlestick, the casket and the altar stone of the Majella. Outside there is a collection of Roman tombstones preserved and collected by Pier Luigi Heat, scholar friend of D'Annunzio.
11:45 Serramonacesca (Pe) Visit San Liberatore a Majella.La abbey church dedicated to Christ the Liberator, was founded on the site where according to legend, the paladins of Charlemagne defeated the Franks in 800. The first mention in historical documents dating from the building, however, 1007. Dependence of the Abbey of Montecassino, San Liberatore was the Benedictine outpost in the region and in turn had many possessions in the surrounding areas. Of the original monastery are the only church with the bell tower and the remains of the perimeter wall, but in ancient times, as evidenced by a plant in 1700, the complex was to present the monks' cells, a library, gardens, the furnaces for the production of glass and other functional objects in the life of monastero.Da see inside: the Cosmati floor mosaic in 1275, two cycles of frescoes that tell the story of the foundation and the ambo "reassembled" with stone slabs carved recovered in the neighboring parish of Serramonacesca .
13:00 to 15:00 Lunch at local restaurant near the Abbey
16:30 Manoppello (Pe) - Visit the Shrine Holy Face. guardian of a thin veil that portrays the image of a face, a male face with long hair and beard divided into gangs, believed to be that of Christ. Unique case in which the image is visible from both sides identically
17:20 Caramanico Terme (Pe) - Guided tour of the village among the most beautiful in Italy.
18:30 Greetings

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    Guided tour
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    Recommended clothing and comfortable shoes.

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  • Meeting Point

    Centro Visitatori della Valle dell’Orfento, Caramanico Terme
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