This day trip is to discover the peaceful countryside of Rome and visit the spiritual town and Monastery of Subiaco and the old village of Anagni, the city of the Popes.
Your driver will meet you in the morning at your hotel in Rome and will take you directly to Subiaco where you can spend part of the morning visit the famous monastery of St Benedict. The Saint reached the Aniene river valley, spending more then 3 years forming 12 monasteries but only one of them survived and it was dedicated to the Saint’s sister, Santa Scolastica which eventually dug and modeled by his followers, becoming a complicated system of grottoes, caves, chapels and churches, whose walls were completely fresco-ed during the medieval times. Today this monastery is an important cultural and spiritual center. You can visit the main church which is the beautiful Neoclassical structure with its medieval tower-bell and its amazing Gothic facade and visit the cave where the saint spend years in meditation and pray.
Next your driver will take you through the countryside to the town of Anagni, so called the city of the Popes, which is the birthplace of 4 Popes from the medieval times. Built on the slops of Latium hills, Anagni was the seat of an important Catholic diocese with the most important cathedral originally built in the 9th century and become one of the favorite residences of the popes through the centuries. You have the afternoon to explore the city of the Popes, walk the narrow roads of the town, see the important cathedral before heading back to Rome.