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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Br. Ignatius Prakarsa, O.S.B.

Br. Ignatius Prakarsa, O.S.B.

My name is Br. Ignatius Prakarsa, and I am from Jakarta, Indonesia. I have a great love of music in general, and Gregorian chant, in particular.
I’ve had many roles in the monastery, including Guestmaster, Basilica coordinator, and Gift Shop Manager. I professed my solemn vows on July 30th, 2011, the vigil of the Feast of St. Ignatius.