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Work and Pray: In the Footsteps of St Benedict Private Day Trip from Rome
"Pick up time suggested 8:00 am so that we will beat the traffic out of the city and we will back right on time before the traffic gets back in (it is flexible then you decide whenever during the day). Pick up from your hotel in Rome airport on arrival or anywhere you want! We will drop you off wherever you want at the end of the tour.Monastery of St Benedict in Subiaco: We will reach at first Subiaco area just about one hour south drive from Rome. A peaceful parking in the woods where we will leave the minivan and after about 10 minute walk through the nature we will approach the amazing monastery. It enshrines the cave (Sacro Speco) in which St. Benedict lived as a hermit before he organized his first monastic community. Located amid spectacular natural scenery the monastery is still active but welcomes visitors to pray at Benedict’s cave and explore the church covered in beautiful medieval frescoes. Among the many fascinating frescoes is a portrait of St. Francis of Assisi painted during his lifetime. You will crossing it horizontally towards Monte Cassino. As we approach the town of Monte Cassino
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Papal Jubilee Segway Tour in Rome
"Start at Piazza del Gesù and get to grips with your Segway an electric self-balancing scooter. After a practice session you’ll cruise behind your guide in the direction of Vatican City. Listen to your guide as you go to learn about Rome the Catholic Church and the 2016 Papal Jubilee.Pass Campo Marzio to admire its many churches — St Louis of the French Sant’Agnese in Agone Santa Maria della Pace and the Basilica of St Augustine to name a few — and cross the river to Castel Sant’Angelo. From the popes’ ancient escape route of Borgo Pio
From EUR75.00
 
Bike Tour and Aperitif in Ascoli Piceno
"The visit consists in an unusual guided bike tour through the typical streets churches (Duomo of Sant Emidio San Francesco San Vincenzo e Anastasio) squares (Piazza del popolo Piazza Arringo Piazza Ventidio basso
From EUR45.00

More Things to Do in L'Aquila

The Cathedral

It is located in a central square, near a church. Everything is damaged (it was damaged in December 2013, whe I visited L'Aquila). So I hope that when you visit L'Aquila everything will be...
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jorgejuansanchez
Aug 29, 2014

the castle / Spanish fort

The castle of L'Aquila is also known as Spanish fort, because it was a Spanish man, Don Pedro from Toledo, viceroy of Naples, who decided to build it in 1534... to defend the city from the French...
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call_me_rhia
Aug 19, 2007

Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio

The Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio is a fantastic romanic church in the city... the largest in the Abruzzo area. Look at the white and pink stones in which it's built: it's the same stones...
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call_me_rhia
Aug 19, 2007

fontana luminosa

The fontana luminosa - or else fountain of light, was created by Nicola D' Antino. The base is made of marble and on top of it there are two bronze naked women. They are holding a particular vessel,...
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call_me_rhia
Aug 18, 2007

piazza del duomo

Piazza del Duomo is the main square of the city, and it is its heart and soul... it's where people meet, and every day there is a market. It's an oval sqaure with two twin fountains and two religious...
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call_me_rhia
Aug 18, 2007

church of San Bernardino

The most beautiful church of the old town is the church of San Bernardino... orignally its plan would have been to look like the church of Santa maria del Fiore in Florence, but when the 1725...
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call_me_rhia
Aug 18, 2007
 
 
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S. Vito di Tornimparte

S. Vito di Tornimparte is a beautiful little church that tends to be overlooked... and for a simple reason: it stands right opposite the fountain of the 99 spouts, and people are so taken in by this...
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call_me_rhia
Aug 18, 2007

La Fontana delle 99 cannelle

La Fontana delle 99 cannelle (the fountain with the 99 spouts) is a large fountain built in 1272 by the architect Tancredi da Pentima and it is the symbol of the city. it is in trapezoid shape and it...
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call_me_rhia
Aug 18, 2007

The Few Sites We Saw in L'Aquila

We only walked around L'Aquila for about an hour or so. It was a Sunday evening, and it was quite difficult to find a place to park. We drove around and around. Finally, we parked on a narrow side...
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deecat
Nov 13, 2006

First sight

"There's a fairly large town over there" were my words as I first set eyes on L'Aquila from the truck stop service station.By the time I'd reached this point I was so far away from where I'd...
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iandsmith
Aug 18, 2004

It's all about the mountains

If a couple of naked women arching their backs is what makes the world go round for you then you're bound to enjoy this monument, the Fontan Luminosa, dedicated to "Alpini L'Aquila" on the Piazza...
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iandsmith
Jul 27, 2004

fontana delle 99 cannelle

With "collemaggio church" is the symbol of the town.it is large fountain where water comes out from the 99 sculptures of the lords who founded the town.It is situated on 3 of the 4 sides of a wide...
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mario_spring_83
Jun 06, 2004

The gateways

Unlike many other towns in Italy, where traffic is generally banned from the old town and the portos are a standout feature as you enter the city, the ones here have passed their use-by date and today...
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iandsmith
May 25, 2004

A different kind of architecture

The half bricks poking out of buildings must have some name but, of the people I spoke to, no one seemed to know.The building on the right is where I had my evening meal in L'Aquila. It houses a local...
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iandsmith
May 25, 2004

Top Hotels in L'Aquila

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Strada Statale 80 Km 6, angolo via martin luther king, L'Aquila, 67100, Italy
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Castel di Sangro, Aquila, Abruzzo, 67031, L'Aquila, 67031, Italy
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Fonte Cerreto, L'Aquila, 67010, Italy
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Via Strinella, L'Aquila, 67100, Italy
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Via delle Pinete, Pescasseroli, L'Aquila, 67032, Italy
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Via Borgo Rivera, 21/23, L'Aquila, 67100, Italy
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Top 5 L'Aquila Writers

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"Somewhere in the middle of nowhere"
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"L'Aquila: My hometown"
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call_me_rhia

"the eagle city"
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"An Interesting Stopover From Sirolo to Gaeta"
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"La Rocca Spanish fort"
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