Undiscovered Jewels of Italy: San Vincenzo Monastery

Nov 16, 2021 203

BY: Silvia Donati

The little-known Benedictine monastery of San Vincenzo al Volturno is located in the region of Molise, in an idyllic position at the foot of the Mainarde mountains, on a fertile plain by the shores of the Volturno river, the longest river in southern Italy.

This once vast religious complex dates back to the 8th century, when Charles Magne became king of Italy. It was founded by three noblemen from the nearby city of Benevento, who picked the location because it was considered ideal to favor a simple life of meditation and prayer immersed in nature. 

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SOURCE: https://www.italymagazine.com/

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