San Leonardo de Siponto Monastery

Manfredonia, Italy

San Leonardo de Siponto monastery was founded probably between 1113-1127. The hey day was during the late 12th and early 13th century. In 1261 it was moved to the hands of Teutonic Order. In the 18th-19th centuries it was left to decay and dissolved in 1809. Today restorations are going on. 


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Manfredonia, Italy
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Italy


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Mariano Tosques (2 years ago)
Place to visit. For those who can, on June 21, summer solstice, the beam of light that passes through a rose window and projects a luminous crown on the floor is worth seeing. The phenomenon occurs at 12.58 but is still visible also in the preceding and following minutes. The only flaw, the people who flock that day, perhaps due to the proximity of the sea, believe they are at the fish market, disrespecting a place of worship with their loud shouting but, above all, losing the opportunity to live in silence a magical moment.
Giuseppe Robles (2 years ago)
Beautiful medieval abbey, on the main road. We have witnessed the phenomenon of the ray of light in the days around the summer solstice that crosses the rose window and projects itself onto the ground. A pleasant place of peace, silence and prayer. Outside, garden, cloister and archaeological finds. Renovated a few years ago. For information, they always answer the phone. Open every day from 9am. Holidays, Mass at 11am. Worth a visit and stop
Gianni G. (2 years ago)
Completely restored Romanesque church. The portal with its bas-reliefs deserves careful observation to grasp the details, as well as the interior, sober and noble at the same time. The religious community that inhabits it has an interesting testimony of life.
Sabrina Corcio (2 years ago)
I discovered it almost by chance on the road between FG and Siponto. Here, San Leonardo in Lamavolara, protector of prisoners and the oppressed, is venerated. Whoever receives a grace from San Leonardo leaves a chain as a sign of ex voto. Very particular and suggestive. I recommend a visit and a moment of prayer.
Gaetano P (2 years ago)
very well restored Romanesque abbey. the secondary portal is very interesting and inside it shows the Teutonic knights.
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