Things to see and do - Rieti
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St Francis performed the miracle of the vine and wrote the Canticle of the Creatures here. Visit the wine cellar with the vat that was filled by the miraculous grape as well as the cave where the Saint lived.
It was here in the old hermitage that St Francis underwent an eye operation and, after 40 days of fasting in the cave, he dictated the Franciscan Rule. The chapel of the Maddalena (12C) is decorated with frescoes on which is the "T", emblem..
Architecture, castles and historic districts
Piazza Cesare Battisti
Flanked by the elegant loggia of the Palazzo del Governo (16C), this square is the monumental centre of Rieti and provides access (through an iron grille) to an attractive public garden where there is a pretty view over the town and its surroundings.
Piazza Cezare Battisti
This has a 15C porch and an attractive Romanesque campanile erected in 1252. Inside is a fresco depicting the Madonna (1494) and a 12C crypt. Behind the cathedral is the Episcopal palace, built in the 13C characterised by impressive heavily ribbed va..