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Sanctuary is a must see.

This ancient monastery is a must see if you visit the Rieti region. The home of Saint Francesco for... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
David L
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Worth a visit

Greccio is a lovely little hill town which is where St. Francis of Assisi started the live... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
Calgary, Canada
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1 Apr 2018
“Sanctuary is a must see.”
9 Jan 2017
“Worth a visit”
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This ancient monastery is a must see if you visit the Rieti region. The home of Saint Francesco for a number of years is steeped in history and immaculately preserved. There are nativity scenes from many countries around the world.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank David L
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Greccio is a lovely little hill town which is where St. Francis of Assisi started the live prescepes or nativity re-enactments. The town still puts one on at Christmas time but bitterly cold weather kept us from staying for it. We did, however, have a...More

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank Lori92
Reviewed 13 August 2015

A pretty little village on a hill, fantastic views. Very church- and artist-oriented, there are religious murals on just about every building. You leave feeling more refreshed and relaxed than when you arrived.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank PeterU46
Reviewed 4 June 2015

The two churches in the small square feature Saint Francis. Don't miss. The parking was just below the entrance into the town square. Go on a non tourist day like we did. A few days later on a Sunday it was jammed.

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank lud2006
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Lovely views and interesting visit. A good insight in how the Franciscan monks lived in the 16th century. Lovely exhibition of various religious cribs.

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank John S
Reviewed 30 August 2014

There are a number of sanctuaries of St. Francis in this area. Each are special in their own way. This one is probably the best of them all.

Date of experience: August 2014
2  Thank sailsequoyah
Reviewed 11 June 2014

A wonderful village set among the mountains where you can enjoy a wonderful view, have good food and visit the Franciscan Sanctuary of the First Crib. It is worth a visit, to relax and forget the stress of your everyday life.

Date of experience: June 2014
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Greccio is a pretty little village with wonderful scenery but the main attraction to the area is the sanctuary set in the hills, where St Francis made his home. Beautiful, peaceful setting. Really interesting to see the original and new churches and learn more about...More

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank Samantha W
Reviewed 11 August 2013

if you are interested in a scenic place , not very far from Rieti, where you can enjoy the scenarios of mother nature, some quiet and the opportunity to visit the monastery of saint Francis, where he made the first nativity representation you are in...More

Date of experience: August 2013
2  Thank Nati442
Reviewed 28 July 2013

There was a trail of murals/ paintings on the walls by various artist but this did nothing to improve our initial impression on arriving in the village: everything was too clean, too white, too perfect. There was no atmosphere despite the fact there was a...More

Date of experience: July 2013
2  Thank MisseyK
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