Santuario di Santa Maria infra Saxa
60040 Genga, Province of Ancona, Italy
About Santuario di Santa Maria infra Saxa
The hermitage of Santa Maria Infra Saxa is located in Genga, in the Marche region, in the same cavity in which the neoclassical Temple, called del Valadier, is located. The Hermitage was built between the rocks and is partially excavated in the cave wall. The first written records of the hermitage date back to 1029 and speak of a cloistered female monastery inhabited by Benedictine nuns. It is believed that once the population took refuge in these caves to escape the attacks of the invaders.
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