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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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Hi buddies.I’m Paolo from Italy,love to take photographs and experiment new techniques.When I play with my camera I’m like a kid in a candy shop

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  • Ian Stevenson
    Ian Stevensonalmost 5 years ago

    wow, I want to go there, awesome photo

  • Thanks for visiting and adding your kind comment :)

    – paolo1955

  • kilmann
    kilmannalmost 5 years ago

    Splendid, and so exceptional.

  • I appreciate your comment and for you taking the time to stop by

    – paolo1955

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellalmost 5 years ago

    What a place. I wish I had seen it. Thanks for showing it to us.

  • Thanks for visiting and adding your kind comment :)

    – paolo1955

  • Quinn000
    Quinn000almost 5 years ago

    Oh…wow. Such a wonderful image and so interesting!!

  • Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated.

    – paolo1955

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic image, my friend!

  • Hi Bela,Thank you , this is really a good feeling for me

    – paolo1955

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisalmost 5 years ago

    Awesome, wonderful capture!

  • Hello Barbara,Thanks for your nice comment in my photo.

    – paolo1955

  • Linda Scott
    Linda Scottalmost 5 years ago

    Amazing Paolo what a great shot…love the perspective here and the textures from the wall and the building itself!!!! You have such a beautiful country to photograph in, love all your shots! :)

  • Thanks so very much, so happy you like this, comments like yours make it all worth while!

    – paolo1955

  • synthpaintann
    synthpaintannalmost 5 years ago

    Clinging to the rock… perhaps there is hope and those who frequent this place also cling to the spirit.!

  • Hi Ann,Thank you so much for your much appreciated comment.

    – paolo1955

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 5 years ago

    wow this is a wonderful image love all the textures and colours. : )

  • Hi Karen,Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated.

    – paolo1955

  • RonnieGinnever
    RonnieGinneveralmost 5 years ago

    This is awesome!

  • Hi Ronnie,I appreciate your comment and for you taking the time to stop by

    – paolo1955

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