Monastero di San Giovanni Theristis, Bivongi

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  • We visited the monastery on April 25, 2017, you only hear the chirping of birds, winding and narrow road a while especially for people like us is by campervan monks are available to tell the story. the monastery enjoys a spectacular panoramic view
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  • This site dating from the early 11th century after years of neglect it was recently recovered and restored to its former glory. Is reachable by car from a narrow lane on the outskirts of Bivongi IBY and uphill it starts to admire the beautiful surrounding landscape. The area of the monastery is well maintained and quiet while inside there are numerous icons, paintings and frescoes.
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  • Town a few kilometres from Stilo, important for its monastery of San Giovanni Theristis, Norman, where art and religion combine to simple a sacred place among the most interesting in Italy. In 1994 he attended the "return" of Greek Orthodox monks from Mount Athos, who refounded the ancient monastery which since 2008 is governed by Romanian Orthodox monks of the diocese. Many years ago had been reduced to ruins, this magnificent example of 11th century monastic architecture, today, recovered, flaunts her stunning structural forms of the Norman period in all their Majesty, as evidence of a glorious past and full of architectural traditions. Bivongi with the old town, offers visitors with atmosphere of other times. During the visit, do not overlook the cascata del Marmarico, a real example of natural and landscape beauty, one of the most spectacular and in Italy.
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