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Viale Corridoni, 60040 Genga, Italy
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All reviews worth the effort steep climb great walk take your time temple sanctuary century layby flashlight path grotto frasassi caves
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

I had read all the reviews of this and thought we could walk from the cave to the trail head. That is not accurate. The road is very narrow and unsafe to walk. A sweet gentleman offered us a ride. We were so grateful. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

We previously visited the caves of Frassasi but never visited this church in the rocks before. Now we took the steep climb - take your time and rest a few times - and at the end this climb was really worth the effort. Nice view...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ggeleyn
Reviewed 20 June 2018

This “Refuge of Sinners” is an old pilgrimage site, with an octagonal temple (commissioned in early 19th century,and designed by Giuseppe Valadier- hence the name) sitting at the mouth of a cave. It's a steep 700 metres climb from a small, informal parking lot at...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Anuj_Mithani
Reviewed 10 June 2018

It's not an easy hike up to the top of the mountain, but it's certainly worth it to see this remarkable temple. While here, be sure to explore the area behind the temple, which serves as one of the primary cavers' entrances to the Grotte...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank revolushun
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

It was like walking in Yosemite valley up to a temple in a cave. Nice hike, beautiful caves. Try walking back, it gets so dark in the case that you need a flashlight, pretty spooky!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

while visiting the grotte of frasassi, don't miss this place. 700mt of uphill walk leads to this temple nestled into the rock

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Came here after visiting grotto di frasassi (another must see place) the directions I found on the web and on trip advisor were not so great, it turns out that the start of the path is about half a mile from the frasassi cave opening...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Craig C
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I would recommend to everyone to take 30-60 mins out of their day and take the 700m walk up to Tempio del Valadier. It is an extremely relaxing and peaceful place at the top and unlike anything I have seen before.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank _olly
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this by accident and so glad we did! It's quite the climb but there is a nice paved walkway the entire way and benches to stop and rest should you need. It's so fascinating to see this temple built into the cave and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank FamilyLeach
Reviewed 21 October 2016

If yo9u are in the Genga area, this is one of the two sites I would say are "don't miss" sites. It is truly amazing how this small temple and sanctuary were built inside of a cave. Be warned that the walk up to the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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