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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Rule of St. Benedict

Statue of St. Benedict

Renewal in the Church often comes about by returning to the sources of faith and spirituality. The Vatican II document on religious life, Perfectae Caritatis, urged religious to return to the sources to find new life and vitality. For Benedictines, the primary source, after the Sacred Scriptures, is the Rule of St. Benedict, a document which for us, is a gift of the Holy Spirit. In it, St. Benedict reveals himself as a wise guide who understands all the ways of the human heart. In the Rule, he provides a sound and balanced way of life for his disciples, a “school of the Lord’s service”.