Petrella Salto is one of the most important places in the Reatina valley. Placed on the slopes of mount Moro (789 meters high) is known for its Rocca Cenci, once called Rocca dei Mareri and for the village of Borgo San Pietro, where the monastery of Santa Filippa Mareri can be found.
Borgorose is one of the most ancient villages in the Reatina valley; in fact, some findings refer to the inhabitants as “Equi”. The nature reserve Montagne della Duchessa protects the surrounding area, which includes a homonymous lake with glacial origins. The ancient church of Saint Francis placed in the village of Corvare is of a great value.
Fiamignano is one of the starting points from the Reatina valley towards the lakes of Rascino, and is one of Italy’s most beautiful uncontaminated natural landscapes. In the historical center of the village, we can still admire its ancient medieval walls.
Planned by Carlo II d’Angiò in 1309, Cittaducale is one of the most beautiful villages in the Reatina valley, a place in which an authentic medieval air can be felt. The church of Santa Maria del Popolo and the ancient Torre Angioina are very precious.
After the works and the creation of the lake del Saltovenne, the new monastery of Santa Filippa Mareri was rebuilt not too far from the old one. Placed in Borgo San Pietro, in the small community of Petrella Salto and surrounded by nature from the Apennines of Lazio, the building is annexed to the parish church, and is the heart of the religious institute and of Franciscan spirituality.
The chapel of Santa Filippa Mareri can be found in the heart of the monastery in Borgo San Pietro. The chapel, once kept inside the ancient monastery was submerged in 1940 together with the entire village to create the lake del Salto. The chapel was taken apart and rebuilt, stone by stone, in the parish church for the exhibition of the Superintendency of Fine Arts.
The museum of the monastery of Santa Filippa Mareri conserves documents and findings from an ancient religious complex founded in 1228 and later submerged in 1940. The nuns of the monastery wanted many documents to be preserved in the monastery, and made available to followers, academics and the curious minded.
A mountain route (1200 meters) that takes you to the rocky shrine of the “Grotta di Santa Filippa” a place of her solitude in Borgo San Pietro. The itinerary follows a natural path away from mass tourism. You can proceed towards these wonderful places surrounded by trees and the waters of lake del Salto by foot, by horseback or mountain bike. This combination of religion and nature reaffirms the Franciscan philosophy.
Discover where the Monastery of Santa Filippa Mareri is located on a virtual path to visit the Tomb of Santa Filippa and the Sacred Cave located in Borgo San Pietro.
Discover the Monastrery of Santa Filippa Mareri in Borgo San Pietro within the community of Petrella Salto and visit the tomb of Santa Filippa, first Franciscan Saint
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