Hermitages

Tour to Hermitages of Abruzzo

We'll take you on a day long excursion to discover the Hermitages of Abruzzo.

To the timeless sacred nature of the rocks, water and grottoes, one associates the most typical example of Abruzzo religious culture since early medieval times: hermitage life.
Completely cut off from the world and in search of an alternative austere way of life, the hermits lived in grottoes and shelters under rocks.


Among the most important hermitages: the hermitage of S. Onofrio al Morrone which, mounted like an eagle's nest on an enormous rock face, dominates Sulmona, the Valle Peligna and the temple of Ercole Curino beneath; the Grotto of S. Michele in Pescocostanzo; the Eremo of S. Onofrio in Serramonacesca, with narrow tunnels running into the rock-face; the Eremo of S. Bartolomeo di Legio completely camouflaged in the rock-face of the valley.