St. Romedio Sanctuary

San Zeno, Italy

The Saint Romedio sanctuary is the most interesting example of medieval Christian art in the Trentino region. The famous pilgrimage place is built on a 70-metre high calcareous rock.This architectonic building is surrounded by a wonderful natural landscape and it is composed of several churches and chapels directly on the rock. The whole structure is connected by a steep stairway with 131 steps.

The oldest chapel of the building dates back to the 11th century and over the centuries other three little churches and other two chapels have been built, and also seven Passion’s aedicules.

This suggestive and spiritual location is dedicated to the hermit Romedio from Thaur. When the hermit died, his believers dug his tomb in the rock and this cult is still alive nowadays.

On 15th January we celebrate the Saint Romedio’s day with a mass in the sanctuary and eating the typical dish of the pilgrim. Every year 200.000 pilgrims come to visit the sanctuary and two Franciscan monks take care of it.

The walk in the rocks from Sanzeno to the sanctuary is a must-see. During summer (approx. from the end of July to the middle of September) a shuttle service is offered from the parking al Mulino to the parking at the sanctuary S. Romedio.

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Unnamed Road, San Zeno, Italy
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Founded: 11th century
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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www.trentino.com

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Eddie Strickler (19 months ago)
What a beautiful sanctuary set in the mountains!worth spending some time here!
Danilo Capovilla (2 years ago)
"Reach out your hand and touch the face of God..."
giorgio tassinari (2 years ago)
the path to the eremo itself is beautiful (photo of it below). its litterally carved iside a natural canion. the eremo itself is outstanding. the personal is helpful and prepared. plus it has a giant friendly bear and lots of doggos. a lot of panoramic wiews too. finally if you are into walking in the woods these place is right for you.
Mikle Lappo (2 years ago)
Very nice place, although it is more interesting from outside
Life Reportage (2 years ago)
Lovely monastery with lots of stairs... if you have a hard time with stairs, don’t even go through the door. It’s a religious place, where people come to pray, so you must be considerate when talking. It’s built on a rock and the view from the top floor is quite impressive, especially from the pointy balcony; watch your kids here. The food at the cafe is not bad and it’s reasonably priced.
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