Territorial Abbey of Montevergine

Mercogliano, Italy

The Territorial Abbey of Montevergine (Territorialis Abbatia Montisvirginis) is a Roman Catholic territorial abbey located in the commune of Montevergine in the ecclesiastical province of Benevento in Italy.

About 1120 William of Vercelli founded an abbey of eremitic inspiration dedicated to the Holy Virgin. It was consecrated in 1124 on Mons Sacer, so called because of the ruins of a temple of Cybele. Catherine of Valois and her son, Louis I of Naples, are buried in the abbey. The new basilica, built in 1961, is home to a 13th-century Byzantine icon of a black Madonna. In 1926 it was established as the Territorial Abbacy of Montevergine.



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Founded: 1124
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Misha Shklyar (12 months ago)
We chose to visit the monastery randomly, mainly because of the very nice road, and because it placed on the top of the mountain - we wanted to see the view from the top. We were rewarded by snow (!) In the second half of February, and by really great place that is worth visiting! We haven't walked into the forest because we weren't equiped for the deep snow, but we sure that in any other period the walks should be very nice. We're highy recommending the monastery for visiting!
Himash Wijesundara (13 months ago)
Best view, Calming and highly recommend to the visit this church in winter❄️?
Tad Odrakiewicz (2 years ago)
Nice place to visit. If you don't want to hassle with italian traffic just take cableway from the bottom of the mountain.
Roberto Montefusco (2 years ago)
Beautifil cathedral set in the mountains, in a fantastic place where you can breathe a mystical atmosphere. Wonderful
Michel B (3 years ago)
I felt very uplifted, blessed coming to the sanctuary of montevergine. Everything about this place is just spectacular. I’m very happy that my father in law took me to this place.
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