It is located 14 Km from Narni , in the countryside , about 600 meters above sea level , overlooking the valley. The Speco is formed by a split , 60 m long . in the rock cliff that drops to the valley below.
The first hermits arrived there around 1000 , they found a cave and built a chapel . St. Francis arrived there in 1213 and returned again here listened to the sound of the viola and the angel turned water into wine. and is one of the most authentic Franciscan sanctuaries , not only because it was founded by St. Francis, but because in it you can hear everything that forms the characteristic of the spirit of the saint of Assisi, mysticism , poetry , love, peace .
The place pleased the Holy , a small chapel and a cave and perhaps a hut were the shelter to spend the night . He stopped and left a group of disciples .
The convent was developed with Saint Bernardino of Siena, who built the small cloister, dormitory, whose windows overlook the central part of the building, and the refectory , which you can visit.
In the cloister you can admire the ancient chapel of St. Sylvester , with precious fourteenth-century frescoes . Behind the apse is the well from which water was drawn that Francis turned into wine.
The church of the monastery is the end of 1500, very simple, in the chapel retains a beautiful cross inlaid with mother of pearl , the work of a Franciscan friar , and a cup of the '400 original material with which it is done.
We then climb to the cell of S. Francesco which houses the "bed" : four blocks disconnected . Next door is the chapel with the walls decorated with frescoes reproducing the incidents that occurred in this place. On the left, going out, you look at the big crack in the rock . And ' the Speco , a favorite place to retire to St. Francis in prayer.
In front of the large chestnut tree .
According to tradition , the Holy , before leaving the Speco, raised his arms in salute, singing the beauties of nature and praising God , he planted his staff in the ground , which became vigorous tree and that, after so many centuries , yet seems to want to remember the song , poetry and prayer of the saint.
Closed in 1916 , reopened in 1942. Today, the Hermitage is characterized by being a house of prayer. There is also held parish ministry in the parish of Vasciano . Throughout the monastery enclosure exists , except in the guest house and premises open to the public worship .
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nikkitta (12684) 2014-01-28 11:12
Informative note about this place plenty of history to introduce this capture with few contrast because of the menacing sky
Anyway you managed to show the pld building and terrace with space at the front to have a wider view
Like the lampost silhouette at the left
photographer_sg (2540) 2014-01-28 11:13
another superb composition with lovely subdued colours. The textures of the old buildings and the cobbled foreground provide real visual delight. Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.
Romano46 (16578) 2014-01-28 12:56
perbacco! non sapevo che ci fosse un simile gioiello a due passi da Narni. Se penso a quante volte sono passato per quella cittadina ignorando del tutto questo luogo, mi viene da riflettere sull'utilità della tua opera di divulgazione che associa al tuo sapere enciclopedico sulle bellezze dell'Umbria la bellezza delle tue fotografie. Ecco il motivo per cui trovo del tutto incomprensibile che nessuno si decida a pardere un po' di tempo per leggere le tue note. Ma perchè se esse sono in inglese e la foto rappresenta un qualche luogo della Scozia, dell'Inghilterra o dell'Irlanda in parecchi le leggono?
Eppure oggi esistono tanti sistemi per tradurre i linguaggi in internet. Forse è solo una forma mentale e la moda è favorevole a tutto ciò che parla inglese.
Mi auguro che un domani, vicino o lontano che sia, la lingua non sia più motivo di divisione o di emarginazione.
Ciao e buona serata
carlo62 (26752) 2014-01-28 14:58
luogo mistico per eccellenza e, a dire il vero, non me lo ricordavo proprio.
Bellissima condivisione con tanto di accompagnamento, ma tu non ti risparmi certo nelle note, per fortuna.
Corry (4506) 2014-01-28 20:45
Belle vue sur ce vieux monastère malgré le ciel nuageux. La note est très intéressante. Salutations.
rychem (18753) 2014-01-28 22:01
It looks like an illustration to a crime story, mysterious atmosphere and interesting light, well done
jurek1951 (40949) 2014-01-28 23:45
great view with spectacular composition, the colours and lights are very nice, the POV is splendid,
krzychu30 (15260) 2014-01-29 0:27
gray and gloomy,but this is excaxtly what makes the shot so spectacular.I really enjoy its mood.
Also the way you composed and framed the scene appeals to me much.
Have a nice day
Nicou (115160) 2014-01-29 1:51
Une compo tout en mystère avec ce ciel lourd et gris et cette église avec le rendu sur la pierre cette architecture sueprbe vue et compo.
Bravo et amitié
Subhogen (4063) 2014-01-29 4:14
The little bit of light that the heavily overcast sky is letting in allows us to see this little but beautiful chapel. I like the wider view of the cobbled floor from your POV. Thanks fot sharing.
snunney (78673) 2014-01-29 4:52
A splendid capture of this place with a long spiritual history. I like the point of view and the framing. The black and white treatment is very appropriate to the subject and the stormy atmosphere.
Sergiom (53653) 2014-01-29 5:57
Le temps très gris et les nuages menaçants ajoutent un petit côté très dramatique à cette composition. Un petit côté très sombre et froid se dégage.
Lord_Of_Chaos (0) 2014-01-29 9:24
Good contrast and good management of the gray color of the sky and
dekanski (2162) 2014-01-29 12:22
Nice, but a little to dark?
pierrefonds (54548) 2014-02-04 15:55
The hill is helping to frame the chapel. The point of view is showing a double perspective of the architecture of the Sacro Speco. The cloudy sky is giving darker colours to the scene. Have a nice day.
elenimavrandoni (14197) 2014-02-04 17:13
ma che bella!! mi piace molto la piedra e il cielo nuvoloso, tu nota é fantastica!!
complimenti caro amico