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Abbazia di San Vittore delle Chiuse, Genga

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  • Romanesque church only remnant of ancient, powerful and wealthy Abbey, of great interest for its uncommon architecture. Beside an interesting small museum.
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  • The Romanesque Abbey of San Vittore alle Chiuse, Genga (AN) in common, built towards the end of the 10th century, is dedicated to Saint Benedict. The Church was built at the beginning of Frasassi, closed between the mountains, as if protected and hid. This is a place of deep peace and spirituality and the imposing building is in perfect harmony with the beautiful surrounding nature. The Abbey is located a few steps from the river Sentino, crossed by the beautiful bridge of Roman origins, perfectly set in the small village and featured a quadrangular Tower of medieval defence, giving the place the look of a fortified Citadel. The external structure is made of pink and white stone blocks, very understated and deploy on a Greek cross plan, accompanied by a torre mozza which currently serves as a Bell Tower. The sober Interior has no form of decoration, astonishes for the height and the elegance of the central columns which support the octagonal dome. Upon entering you're greeted by a silence that involves you and invites to meditation and prayer. Little other the beautiful Abbey Church the way he enters the Frasassi Gorge, which gives its name to the famous caves. Little more than two kilometres long, in the drive you are surrounded by the impressive cliffs carved over millennia by the Sentino River. About halfway through comes off a well maintained trail, a little more than 800 meters, which leads into a large mountain hollows where in 1828 by Pope Leo XII, a native of Genga, a small temple was built on a design by architect g. Valadier. Built with an octagonal plan, has a domed roof covered with lead plates and is fully inserted into the large cave. Made of travertine extracted from a quarry which lay near the same Gorge. Inside the temple is a copy of a white marble statue of the Madonna and child. The original statue, the work of Antonio Canova's workshop, is exhibited at the Museum of sacred art of Genga. Same cavity is small and rustic Hermitage of Santa Maria Infra Saxa of medieval origins.
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  • If you cannot visit it inside you can still make you excite by its view outside ... huge beauty of middle Italy. The whole borghetto around is beautiful, though.
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