Things to see and do - Subiaco
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Subiaco Travel guide
Subiaco : Michelin's recommendations
It was in this small Lazio town that the founder of the Benedictine Order, St Benedict of Nursia, and his twin sister Scolastica retired in the late 5C, where they built twelve small monasteries before moving to Monte Cassino.
Tourist attractions Subiaco : Things to see and do
These buildings are found in a wild setting on the side of a crag and date from the 13C and 14C. The church comprises two storeys: an upper church, decorated with frescoes from the Siena School of the 14C, and a lower church with frescoes by Magister..
Looking down on the gorges of the Aniene, this monastery has preserved a majestic campanile from the 11C, a church remodelled in the 18C and three cloisters. The last of which is the work of Cosmati and has an admirable simplicity.