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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.Make Abbazia di San Vincenzo al Volturno part of your personalized Cerro Al Volturno itinerary using our Cerro Al Volturno trip itinerary planning app .
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Nel Territorio dei Sanniti, in mezzo agli scavi che ci riportano alla luce le loro attività e ingegno, nel paese si San Vincenzo si erge l'Abbazia. Una chiesa bellissima, i cui tratto artistici sono l... more »In the territory of the Samnites, amid the excavations we unearth their assets and ingenuity, the country San Vincenzo stands the Abbey. A beautiful church, whose artistic trait are free to be observed is covered by your visitors. You can, for an extra ticket to visit the crypt. Not to be missed
Visitate l'Abbazia di San Vincenzo è un emozionante tuffo nel passato. Un passato lontano, di quelli che raramente si incrociano a scuola. Parliamo dell'alto medioevo, tempo di Longobardi e Carlo Magn... more »Visit the Abbey of St Vincent is a thrilling blast from the past. The distant past, the kind that rarely cross each other at school. We speak of the early Middle Ages, a time of the Lombards and Charlemagne. Highly recommended a visit to Venafro in the archaeological museum which houses the objects found during the excavations
Oggi con due miei cugini provenienti oltre oceano ho per loro pagato regolare biglietto.Purtroppo la crypta era occupata da una Suora con guida (solo loro due).Abbiamo atteso ma la porta non si è aper... more »Today with two of my cousins from overseas have for their paid full ticket. Unfortunately the crypta was occupied by a Nun with Guide (just the two of them). We waited but the door did not open even after 15 minutes. The first knock the guide said "a moment" ... (consult the dictionary under "SEC". This did not happen and we had to go out because tourists cannot spend all day waiting!!! ... Have a route to follow. The entrance door of the Crypta indicates "no more than 6 people at a time" a nun is obviously not a person, and then for 6 ... the priests?
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.
MM is the best.
If you are looking for a very special day, you can't beat the archaeological site of San Vincenzo a Volturno. Just an hour and a quarter from Naples and two hours from Rome, the area insists in the municipalities of Molise in Rocchetta Volturno and Castel San Vincenzo, in the province of Isernia. The pristine environment would only need to pay for your trip, with the magnificent sources of the river Volturno, the scenery of the mountains with peaks over 2000 metres Mainarde, the beautiful Lake of Castel San Vincenzo and membership in the Abruzzo Lazio and Molise National Park, featuring unparalleled fauna and flora. At the excavations remain tangible traces of the Basilica maior, which at 60 meters long and 30 wide was the size of the Roman Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and rose thanks to robust 30 Egyptian granite columns. Here in the 9th century the Benedictine monks had established a rich and impressive monastic Center. It was in time lost all traces of the settlement and only the case has helped bring back to light the remains: a farmer in 1832, while preparing to plant a vine, sank into the ground and found himself inside an underground cave that then turned out a crypt with frescoes (known as the Abbot Epiphanius) In 1979, a British archaeological team headed by Richard HODGES (current President of the American University of Rome) come on site for studies He discovered the most important high medieval archaeological settlement in Europe. I will stop here, not telling you everything, you will get to know a place that has suffered many vicissitudes: forge of Arts and crafts, destroyed by fire from the ferocious Saracens, visited by Charlemagne and much more. Come to this place, here is the Story, and not surprisingly, it was also stopped.
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