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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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