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Eremo di Sant'Alberto di Butrio, Ponte Nizza
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Eremo non troppo difficile da raggiungere, bella la chiesetta e bello il contesto per chi cerca un momento di pace e serenità. Ci torniamo spesso con piacere.Hermitage not too hard to get to, beautiful chapel and beautiful environment for those seeking a moment of peace and serenity. We go back often with pleasure.show original
L'eremo di Sant'Alberto di Butrio Località Ponte Nizza Diocesi di Tortona Stile architettonico Romanico Inizio costruzione 1030 L'eremo di Sant'Alberto di Butrio, sorge fra primi rilievi dell'Appennin... read more »The Hermitage of Saint Albert of Butrio Località Ponte Nizza Romanesque architectural style Diocese of Tortona construction start 1030 the Hermitage of Saint Albert of Butrio, lies among the foothills of the Ligurian Apennines, in the valle Staffora Oltrepò Pavese, in the province of Pavia, in the hamlet of Abbadia Sant'Alberto of Ponte nice, at 687 metres a.s.l., isolated in a cloister of monti, surrounded by green pastures, chestnut, oak and fir trees. The construction of the Hermitage was started by the same Saint Albert, perhaps the House of Malaspina, which in 1030 went to live in solitude in the nearby Valley of Banks, where still there is a small chapel dedicated to him. Having miraculously cured a dumb son of marchese di Casasco (Malaspina), such as a sign of gratitude the built a Romanesque church dedicated to our lady that St Albert and his followers hermits could celebrate the Divine Office. Established in the community, the hermits built the monastery of which remains currently one wing: the so-called cloister and the well. A community leader was elected St Albert, who was Abbot until his death 1073. Many were the cells and dependencies of the Hermitage, located in the present provinces of Piacenza, Pavia, Alessandria and Genoa. After the death of St Albert, the Hermitage still grew in power and number of monks become a spiritual centre of a vast area. It hosted illustrious clergy and laity including the fugitive King Edward II of England that even before he was hiding in the castle of Melazzo near Acqui Terme: a document dated 1877 confirms without a doubt that the King died and was buried at first in this Hermitage. It is also believed that they stay even Frederick Barbarossa and Dante Alighieri. Towards the middle of the 15th century, with the advent of the Abbots, the Hermitage began the period of decline. Pope Leo X in 1516 joined the Abbey at San Bartolomeo in Strata of Pavia. In 1543 the last monks (olivetans) left the Hermitage to move elsewhere. Remained there only a priest guy at the care of souls. In 1595 the Church of Saint Albert was established as a parish. There followed three centuries of almost total abandonment, during which time the monastery and part of the tower were destroyed. With the advent of the Napoleonic laws, in 1810, the monastery was suppressed and confiscated by the Government. The Hermitage consists of the parish church of St Mary, which is the original one built by St Albert and three adjacent and connected speakers: that of Saint Anthony of trapezoidal shape, located just inside the front door, which looks all frescoed; the cappella del SS.mo follows that identifies itself as the left aisle for the viewer the altar, and finally the Church of Saint Albert on the right always to those watching the altar. Under a certain aspect is the latter the most important, because it was buried there St Albert after death, because there are still two graves and his bones, and finally because in it were executed the most fine frescoes of the Hermitage. The oldest of these churches is that of Santa Maria, built from St Albert with the help of the Marquis Malaspina, around the year 1050. Follows the one dedicated to St Albert sort before his death or soon after. Contemporary with this should be that call recently Blessed Sacrament Chapel. In 1300 the Church of Sant'Antonio, then arose perhaps instead of a shed or porch; So, too, in 1300, i.e. in the period of greatest power and brilliance of the Hermitage was built the tower now mozza. All frescoes are of 1484, paintings from July to September, and no signature. Until recent times were attributed to the brothers ' school Manfredino and Francischino Boxilio of Castelnuovo Scrivia. Now there is a tendency to attribute to a monk painter for humility would have wanted to remain anonymous. It is assumed that many frescoes, especially in the Church of Santa Maria, have been lost over the centuries to silly pop restorations. The Church of Santa Maria was restored back to its original appearance, in 1973, on the occasion of the ninth centenary of the death of St Albert. In the same year you have performed the steps in the churchyard of the Hermitage and other works. Is a place of peace and spirituality, the brothers are very hospitable and inside you can buy delicacies such as herbal teas honey candies etc.show original
questo è un luogo di pace e di silenzio che ti porta a riflettere sul mondo esterno, proprio così, in questo luogo riesci ad estraniarti da tutto meditando.This is a place of peace and silence that leads you to thinking about the world outside, that's right, in this place you can make yourself from everything while meditating.show original
Francesco GalluzzoPeace and quiet, a magical placeshow original
Luigi crosiaExtraordinaryshow original
Paolo GioffredaPoetic and relaxingshow original
Marco BonfantiVery relaxing and quietshow original
Marzia Pedrolthe quite and peace that is perceived by visiting the Hermitage is an indescribable experience ... is a magnet for the soul!show original
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