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San Vincenzo al Volturno is an historic Benedictine monastery located in the territories of the Comunes of Castel San Vincenzo and Rocchetta a Volturno, in the Province of Isernia, near the source of the river Volturno in Italy. The current monastery, housing a group of American nuns, is located to the east of the river, while the archaeological monastery of the early Middle Ages was located on the west.The medieval history of the monastery appears in the Chronicon Vulturnense, an illuminated manuscript. A monk of the monastery, Iohannes, composed the Chronicle in circa 1130, using sources from the eighth, ninth and tenth centuries which were available to him, probably in the monastery archives, as well as hagiographic inclusions about some of the historic figures. The aims of the Chronicle may have been to codify the memory of the community and its history in the face of Norman expansion in southern Italy. The manuscript, written in a Beneventan hand and including numerous images, is housed at the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, BAV Barb. lat. 2724.The monastery has been the subject of long-running archaeological investigation, which took place in a number of campaigns. In the 1970s Dom Angelo Pantoni, a monk from Monte Cassino excavated the area to the east of the river, where the later medieval monastery was built. The San Vincenzo Project began in 1980, led by Richard Hodges, then of the University of Sheffield, and the Soprintendenza archaeologica del Molise. Excavation continued between 1980-1986, in the area around the so-called Crypt of Epiphanius and the monastery on the west side of the river Volturno. These scientific excavations continued through the 1980s and 1990s under the direction of Hodges and with the support of the British School at Rome, the abbey of Monte Cassino, and the Soprintendenza archaeologica del Molise. From 1999, the project has been directed by Federico Marazzi, of the Istituto Universitario Suor Orsola Benincasa, Naples.Plan your visit to Abbazia di San Vincenzo al Volturno and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Rocchetta Al Volturno vacation planner.
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Un sito archeologico molto interessante. Noi abbiamo avuto al fortuna di capitare nel corso di una visita organizzata , ma fino a qualche tempo fa il sito era quasi sempre chiuso. Non sappiamo ora, ma... more »A very interesting archaeological site. We have had the good fortune to happen during an organized visit, but until recently the site was mostly closed. We do not know now, but it's the pleasant attempt.View original
Una breve visita all'abbazia ricostruita, con foto di fronte alle arcate in pietra, va fatta. Ma a rendere speciale questo posto sono gli scavi dall'altra parte del fiume, dove si trovava un tempo la ... more »A brief visit to the Abbey rebuilt, with photos in front of the stone arches, should be made. But what makes this place special are the excavations across the River, where there was once the old Abbey. The archeological site is well maintained and masterfully illustrated by guides that you will find on site.View original
Esteticamente bella, inserita in un contorno verde e ospitale. Noi siamo stati di domenica, era aperto, non c'era nessuno se non un grande cane pastore bianco sdraiato e distratto all'ingresso. c'è un... more »Aesthetically beautiful, set in a green outline and hospitable. We have been on Sunday, was open, there was none but a large dog white Shepherd lying down and distracted at the entrance. There is a small "historic route" climbing the stairs. Visit a few minutes however.View original
Beautiful place, beautiful people, takes you closer to God and Nature
A rebuilt XII century abbey with a peaceful and serene park surrounded by the mountains, with a nearby archaeological site of the original abbey
Fantastic and romantic place.
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AlessioA beautiful Abbey to visit if you are around here. The photos speak for themselves.View original
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