The Carolingian Monastic City - Visit to San Vincenzo al Volturno
Guided tour duration: 1 hour and a half (approximately)
The Carolingian Monastic City – A visit to San Vincenzo al Volturno
Discovered by the British archeologist Richard Hodges during the ‘80s, San Vincenzo al Volturno is the main example of an undamaged Carolingian Monastery.
A time travel to discover the monastic life, the Benedictine rules and the policy of the Carolingian Monarchy, inside one of the largest medieval monasteries of the west.
Discovered by the British archeologist Richard Hodges during the ‘80s, San Vincenzo al Volturno is the main example of an undamaged Carolingian Monastery. Churches, guest hose, refectory, kitchens, lavatorium, cloister, basilica… these buildings tell the story of an abbey that, thanks to Charlemagne, was turned into a real monastic city, which is nowadays considered the center of political, social, cultural, religious and artistic heritage all around Europe.
The Cript of Abbot Epifanio stands among all other buildings, and its cycle of frescos from the IX Century is inspired to the studies of Saint Ambrogio Autperto, Abbot of San Vincenzo during the VIII Century, and first western mariologist.
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