The Basilica of San Benedetto, is built over the birthplace of St Benedict and St Scholastica.
The Basilica opens each day at 8:20 AM and closes at 8:15 PM. (Closed Tuesday from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM)


Guests and pilgrims who wish to come and spend some time in prayer with the monks are always welcome. We have a small guesthouse where we can accommodate men who wish to closely follow our life. If you wish to reserve a room, please contact the guestmaster at:


There are several ways to arrive in Norcia:
For train schedules to Spoleto, visit
For bus schedules from Spoleto to Norcia, click here.

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Future Abbey

The Future Abbey

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In an effort to plan for the long term growth of the community, in 2008 we purchased a 16th century former Capuchin monastery which sits on a ridge with breathtaking views of the valley of Norcia. The present structure there is only a ruin, overrun by the lush Umbrian hillside which surrounds it.
With the help of experienced local architects we have prepared a plan to recover all the beauty of this battered structure while adding the necessary elements for a modern Benedictine monastery. The ambitious renovation plan has been estimated to cost around 6 million Euros. If you would like to take part in this history making project, please contact us.