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Stone complex of St. Liberatore

Municipality: Serramonacesca (PE).

Locality: Near St. Liberatore, at about 335 m a.s.l.

Building: Hidden in a thick vegetation, the stone complex of St. Liberatore is placed beneath a stone wall 20 m distant from the street which leads to the benedictine abbey named after the same Saint.
The monument, with a pseudo-rectangular plan and irregular vault, is constituted by a pediment leaning against two columns; one of these is shortened by the entrance of the first cell and by a niche in the center of the facade.
Both the pediment and the columns present delicate incisions. The building has two cells: the former (170 cm x 130 cm) was enlarged during a late chiseling phase, whereas on the left side of the room a long seat was obtained. The latter (150 cm x 80 cm), located at about 4 m away from the other one, has a square form and a barrel vault with a very low arch. Another small niche was dug in the opposite wall from the entrance, while traces of the door, of the holes for the hinges and a little doorstep can be found in the entrance.

History and traditions: The building was presumably created by the will of the benedictine monks of St. Liberatore, that used it to obtain tombs or new hermitic cells. Moreover, its later use as a shelter for animals cannot be excluded.

Reachable by: the street from Serramonacesca to the monastery of St. Liberatore a Majella

Visit information: CEA (Center for Environmental Education) Grande Faggio – Tel. +39. 0871.898143 - +39. 335.5995995
Email: info@remove-this.ilgrandefaggio.it

Image of the interior of the stone complex of S. Liberatore
Image of the rock of the stone complex of S. Liberatore
Image of the stone complex of S. Liberatore
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