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Santuario di Santa Maria infra Saxa

60040 Genga, Province of Ancona, Italy

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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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Parco Naturale Regionale Gola della Rossa e di Frasassi6.96km from Santuario di Santa Maria infra Saxa

The regional natural park of the Gola della Rossa and Frasassi is a protected natural area of the Marche and has its operational headquarters within the Santa Lucia complex. Inside the park there is also the hermitage of Grottafucile overlooking the Gola della Rossa. There are also the temple of Valadier and the hermitage of Santa Maria Infra Saxa. Extending for about 9170 hectares on the Apennine side of the province of Ancona.

Monte San Vicino11.82km from Santuario di Santa Maria infra Saxa

The San Vicino is a Marche Apennines mountain summit in the province of Macerata, not far from the border with the province of Ancona.  The mountain is of Mesozoic origin and limestone rocks prevail.  The ascent to Monte San Vicino is of the hiking type and can be done following marked trails; you can start from the Prati di San Vicino. One of the picturesque locations in this area and also it attracts a lot of tourists.

Lake of Cingoli16.84km from Santuario di Santa Maria infra Saxa

The Lake of Cingoli is an artificial lake of the Marches created by a dam on the river Musone in eighty years. It is located in the municipality of Cingoli, in the province of Macerata, and represents the largest artificial basin in the Marche region, rich in aquatic fauna and migratory birds. The lake has an area of ​​over 2 square kilometers and a depth that reaches about 55 m near the dam.

Monte Cucco17.55km from Santuario di Santa Maria infra Saxa

The Monte Cucco is a mountain located in Umbria, along with the ' Apennines Umbria and Marche, in the area of' Gubbio, including in the territory of the municipalities of Costacciaro, Splinter and Pascelupo, Moat Vico, and Seal . Since 1995 it has become a protected area with the name of Monte Cucco Park.  Mount Cucco is a sort of large reservoir for the rainwater that falls on the Eastern Umbrian Apennines. One of the good trekking areas and also you can spend some good times here.

Monte Cucco Park17.61km from Santuario di Santa Maria infra Saxa

The Monte Cucco park is a protected natural area of the Umbria region that encompasses the territories adjacent to Monte Cucco and was established in 1995. The surface of the park extends for about 105 km², and is included in the territory of 4 municipalities, all located in Umbria. The Monte Cucco Park is an extremely varied environment: from huge beech woods to extensive prairies.

Monastery of Fonte Avellana, Scriptorium.19.88km from Santuario di Santa Maria infra Saxa

The monastery of Fonte Avellana , dedicated to the Holy Cross, is located in the municipality of Serra Sant'Abbondio , in the province of Pesaro and Urbino , on the slopes of Monte Catria. Its origins date back to the end of the first millennium AD and are closely linked to the history of the Camaldolese congregation . The hermitage was perhaps founded by San Romualdo in 980 .

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Marche is a central region of Italy on the east coast composed of rolling hills and fertile plains at the base of the Apennine mountains. It is bordered by Umbria in the west, Emilia-Romagna to the north, and Abruzzo to the south.