Abbazia di San Liberatore a Majella, Serramonacesca

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San Liberatore a Maiella is an abbey in the territory of Serramonacesca, in Abruzzo, Italy.HistoryThe origin of the abbey is traditionally linked to Charlemagne, who is portrayed in a fresco fragment within the church. The 9th century edifice was rebuilt a first time from 1007 by the Benedictine monk St. Theobald. It is dedicated to St. Liberator.The current edifice, however, is that rebuilt starting from 1080 by Desiderius, abbot of Montecassino.The church remained in a decaying state until it was restored in 1967-1971.ArchitectureThe abbey has a white façade with balanced volumes, flanked by a square-plan bell tower with three floors, having single, double and triple mullioned windows. The façade has vertical relief in Lombard-Romanesque styles.The interior is on the basilica plan with a nave and two aisles, divided by seven round arcades with triangular piers.The triumphal arches led to the presbytery. The arches are supported by cruciform pilasters which end with notable decorations, in a style similar to that of the nave's walls. The ceiling has wooden trusses. In the left aisles are the former accesses to the cloister and the monastery residential quarters, represented by two decorated doors. One has in its tympanum the typical flower motif of the Abruzzese Romanesque style.
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  • 5 at the monument and to the location, even the small playground in front of the Abbey and several picnic tables. 1 the overall organization: the Abbey was closed and it is not an unusual situation to read other reviews. The path that starts from the square in front of the Abbey is practically in a State of disrepair. The descent is steep and slippery, there are no handrails or adequate facilities, it cannot continue (you should get to the rock tombs and close the ring suggested from the site of the parco della Majella) because the small wooden bridge placed across the river cannot be reached if not just crossing the river itself, logs everywhere, small broken railings and unnecessary In short a big disappointment ... 3 is the average of excellence and mediocrity, unfortunately constant in the area which deserves a very different attention and prominence.
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  • The Abbey is located in a natural environment really appreciable. It is one of the oldest monasteries of Abruzzo. Unfortunately many frescoes are hopelessly worn out by time.
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  • Beautiful place ... I also recommend a visit to the Hermitage of s. onofrio + sel loop walk Creek near the Church
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  • A special place like few others, a stone's throw from a cave complex striking between the Gorges of the river. Too bad it was closed ...
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  • Great Abbey with playground and reserve of Roe.
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  • Stupenda Abbey in the Woods, near the Gorges of Alento and a reserve of roe deer, peace and tranquillity.
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  • Pure spectacle in which he finds himself oneself.
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