San Filippo di Fragalà Monastery

Frazzanò, Italy

The Monastery of San Filippo Fragala, located in the small town of Frazzanò, is one of the oldest basilian monasteries in Sicily. Approximately 2km from the town centre, the monastery was built from the Count Ruggero and his wife Adelasia in 1090 and was an important centre for religious studies on saints. In 1866 the rich library of the monastery was transferred into the town to create an easier access to the books but unfortunately they were not well kept from the authorities and most of it got dispersed. Lucky the greek and latin papers that dated prior to the 18th century were transferred to the museum of Palermo where they were taken better care of.

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