A delightful medieval village located a few kilometers from Rome, it is known for the presence of monasteries throughout the territory. Subiaco rises in the Aniene Valley area perched on a limestone rock.
Considered one of the most fascinating villages in Italy for its many attractions and the ancient monuments. Today it is one of the places of greatest interest in the surroundings of Rome. A territory that includes an inhabited area, an old town full of charm and monasteries: Subiaco is the city of San Benedetto, which is the patron saint.
You can customize the Subiaco tour by including other nearby destinations.
Duration: Subiaco tours can last from 2 to 8 hours depending on the requests.
Place: Appointment to be defined.
Guide: Professional Tourist Guide.
Mode: Entrance not included
Tour of Subiaco and its monasteries
Subiaco is the city of monasteries: the historic center of Subiaco, to be visited absolutely, is dominated by an imposing palace on a hill, the Rocca Abbaziale. A building of medieval origin dating back to the eleventh century.
But a visit to Subiaco does not include only the monastery: even the historic center is a pearl of this area with religious and medieval buildings. In this regard, the village of the Opifici, where the artisans’ workshops once resided is of great interest.
Subiaco is then surrounded by the nature of the Simbruini mountains, forests and lakes that make it an evocative place for a tour.
Monastery of Santa Scolastica and Monastery of San Benedetto
Two monasteries represent the most interesting destination by tourists who visit Subiaco: the Monastery of Santa Scolastica and that of San Benedetto. The first was born in 520 AD. and it is still one of the symbols of the city. We are dealing with one of the oldest Benedictine monasteries in Italy founded by St. Benedict: a visit to the Monastery of Santa Scolastica of Subiaco is a step back in history.
As well as the Monastery of San Benedetto, which was born in the area of Subiaco, where the monk Benedict spent three years of his life in the sixth century. The building underwent various transformations and the definitive version is dated back to the 13th century.