Tempio del Valadier, Genga

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  • August 17, 2017
    We were "prepared" in this wonder, but live is breathtaking. The temple is small and bare, but overall it is something unique. The cave behind the temple (where the photo was taken) is
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  • August 17, 2017
    Worth a visit if you're an area! After a nice walk steep uphill ... but for all età...si get to the cave with embedded Temple. Very impressive ... to be reviewed under Christmas!
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  • August 16, 2017
    Came here after visiting grotto di frasassi (another must see place) the directions I found on the web and on trip advisor were not so great, it turns out that the start of the path is about half a mi...  more »
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  • You really have to go there. Fantastic! Bravo Leone XII
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  • Unique and beautiful
  • Fantastic! The isolated mountain temple is known as the "Refuge of Sinners," and acted as a pilgrimage site for those seeking forgiveness. The interior originally held a marble Madonna and Child sculpted by Canova, however the original has been moved to a local museum and a replacement was installed in the temple.
  • It is the place where you can leave the car to visit the Temple of Valadier and the Hermitage of Santa Maria Infra Saxa. These are two small shrines that lie next to each other at the entrance to a cave on the ridge of the Gola della Rossa, near Frasassi. The first is an elegant neoclassical Temple octagonal commissioned in 1828 to Valadier by Pope Leo XII. The Hermitage of santa maria Infra Saxa dates back to 1000;  consists of one room housed in the rock. What makes these particular places of worship is their "location": from the car park are reachable via a steep paved road 700 metres long climbing on the walls of the Gorge. The stations of the cross company visitors during the climb. The small size of cars passing on the street below explain what difference it was done and how special the place you are in. We explored these places as the Sun was setting, alone, in an almost mystical atmosphere. The climb and descent, plus some photos on top, take approximately 1:30 minutes. In this place you can climb on foot.
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