Church from the rock

paolo1955

La Spezia, Italy

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Views 1418 at January – 21 – 2013

Ministry of Heritage and Cultural Activities, Superintendence for the Architectural, the Landscape, the Historical Heritage. Artistic and Ethno-Anthropological of Italy


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Hermitage of S. Colombano – Rovereto – Trentino – Italy

The hermitage of San Colombano was built in 1319 and,according to a legend, it was named after an Irish saint (543 – 615) who travelled extensively and founded the Monastery of Bobbio. The building, excavated directly from the rock, can be reached by passing through the gorge of the Leno and then climb 102 steps sculpted in the ledge. Local legend still talks of a certain Colombano, who, like Saint George, killed a horrible dragon. Guardians of this small church are the hermits. A torchlight procession is arranged at Christmas. The hermitage was reopened to the public in the first days of October 1996 after a long period, during which restoration work was carried out, especially on the interior. Consequently the building has regained its old splendour, though maintaining all of its original characteristics.

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