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Steep winding path up to the hermitage

Not suitable for those who have a problem with heights. Also safety railings... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Denise P
Ancona, Italy
Marvelous views

Been there on 7th of April and would recommend 100%. From Sulmona city centre and back took us 5... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Krakow, Poland
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

Not suitable for those who have a problem with heights. Also safety railings non-existent. interesting history of the Pope who was in office for such a short period of time. Good view of the old Benedictine monastery down below.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Denise P
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Been there on 7th of April and would recommend 100%. From Sulmona city centre and back took us 5 hours with few stops.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KubaFromPoland
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The ‘eremo’ is well signed from the main road near Sulmona so we got to the small car park easily. From there it is a stiff uphill climb on a rather stony track with quite high steps in places and also some steep unguarded drops....More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

A nice little climb, very peaceful and beautiful views of Sulmona. There is a lot to see and do in this beautiful city.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Richard S
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We were dropped by our hotel owner at the car park at which the main climb for the Hermitage commences. It was a steep but fairly safe climb; it was certainly not accessible to the handicapped. On arrival at the Hermitage you go through a...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Leonthewolf
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Silence, peace, a simple church on a simple cave where all you can do is breathe and feel the astonishing sense of peace. The climb to the sanctuary is not very hard, and after a little sweat you are well rewarded by the magic atmosphere...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank B2206CNdavidem
Reviewed 31 May 2015

friendly, very helpful people, wonderful hotel, nice town, very good restaurants, intersting trips in the surrounding

Date of experience: May 2015
3  Thank 68renatea
Reviewed 20 December 2014

Opened once again in 2014 after sustaining damage during the 2009 Earthquake in L'Aquila, this hermitage, seemingly attached to the side of Morrone Mountain, is a must see. This is really a 13th century monastic complex built into a series of mountain grottoes; Besides the...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank Nunziata
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