The Hermitage of Monte Tezio

The Hermitage of Monte Tezio
It is at the considerable height of 634 m above sea level. It rises on a lovely spot, known as Poggio Mortaio in medieval ages, which The Podestà of Perugia gave to the Camaldolite monk Salimbene in 1214 in order to have an hermitage (romitorio) built. In 1248 the church of Santa Maria of Mount Tezio was built.
It became a cloister ten years later and gave hospitality to about eighteen enclosed nuns. Both the church and the hermitage keep the original features as they has been recently wisely restored. The church is divided into two parts by a wall. The passage between them is allowed by a little door. Today the Romitorio is a private property harmoniously integrated with the marvellous natural surrounding environment and landscape.

Comune di Perugia Domenica 28 Giugno 2009

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