San Vincenzo al Volturno
SS158, 86072 Rocchetta Alta IS, Italy
About San Vincenzo al Volturno
Abbazia di San Vincenzo al Volturno is famous for its cycle of 9th-century frescoes by Epifanio in the crypt. The original monastery was sacked and burned by the Saracens in 881 and subsequently rebuilt on the opposite side of the river. It was founded in the 8th century. The current monastery, housing a group of 8 benedictin nuns, is located to the east of the river, while the archaeological monastery of the early Middle Ages was located on the west.
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