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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Discernment Program

Consider a Monastic Vocation

with the Benedictine Monks of Norcia, Italy

Summer 2014, July 7-25


The Summer Discernment program is an in-depth experience of living, praying and working with the monks. It includes:

  • Conferences on various aspects of the monastic vocation
  • Guided study of classic texts on the monastic life
  • Spiritual direction with the monks
  • Hikes in the mountains surrounding Norcia


  • A letter of recommendation from a priest
  • $150 donation
  • Open to men ages 18-30

To apply: Please write to the Vocation Director at