Eremo di Santa Rosalia alla Quisquina, Santo Stefano Quisquina

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  • Myth, faith and history ... The escape of Santa Rosalia on the will of the father. The shelter in these places and the Hermitage, a timeless place!
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  • Born in 1130 in Palermo and Rosalia of Palermo, the beautiful daughter of noble was betrothed to count Baldwin to counter it have saved the life of his father. The girl did not accept the imposition and, initially, she locked herself in the Basilian monastery of the most Holy Savior. But the constant visits by parents and her fiancé made her escape to the possessions of his father in Agrigento, in Santo Stefano Quisquina, precisely where he hid for more than a decade. She returned to Palermo, he lived the last years of the famous Cave of Montepellegrino, where he died. La grotta di Santo Stefano Quisquina quickly became a place of pilgrimage and was built beside a monastery, inhabited until about thirty years ago. The visit to the place is fascinating. From the car park a beautiful Avenue, 5 minutes by foot, leads to the convent. The Church and the cave are open and tours are free. The cooperative "the GREAT OAK" deals, instead of the small souvenir shop on site and will accompany you, for a few dollars, to visit the monastery which remained intact after being occupied by the last Friar who lived here as a hermit. It's a real step back in time that you would never miss. And who knows what Rosalia there face a grace ... is magical.
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  • Having booked a visit with our hotel we had a fascinating but slightly speedy (due to an imminent wedding) tour around the monastery, church & crypt. We learnt loads- who knew that they kept the monks...  more »
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  • The Hermitage of Santa Rosalia was built along the slopes of Mount Quisquina in territory of Santo Stefano Quisquina. the Hermitage comprises, in addition to "cave", the Church, the crypt and monastic environments as the cells, the kitchen and the refectory. The woods of the Quisquina, North-East of Santo Stefano Quisquina, is a damp and shady, so much so that the Saracens called him "Koschin" (i.e. dark); It was the perfect place to hide.
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  • Really nice place ... you can visit the old convent and see how people lived in those times and then there is the cave where they took refuge Santa Rosalia ... a place to visit at least once in your life
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  • Environment of a suggestion only. Visit to all the devotees of the Saint but also for those who simply want to enjoy a moment of relaxation in this peaceful place. Groomed, is not a Charter for land, a sign of civilization even of those who are visiting. You should visit this place to really understand who he was Santa Rosalia. Magnificent cave.
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  • Rosalia was born of a Norman noble family that claimed descent from Charlemagne. Devoutly religious, she retired to live as a hermit in a cave on Mount Pellegrino, where she died alone in 1166. Tradition says that she was led to the cave by two angels. On the cave wall she wrote "I, Rosalia, daughter of Sinibald, Lord of Roses, and Quisquina, have taken the resolution to live in this cave for the love of my Lord, Jesus Christ. ---Rosalia was born of a Norman noble family that claimed descent from Charlemagne.   Devoutly religious, she retired to live as a hermit in a cave (this) on Mount Pellegrino, where she died alone in 1166.   Tradition says he was led to the cave by two angels.   On the cave wall she wrote "I, Rosalia, daughter of Sinibald, Lord of roses and Quisquina, I took the resolution to live in this cave for the love of my Lord, Jesus Christ.
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  • Charming place, with a mysterious shrine and a beautiful wood of Oaks.
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