Monastero di S. Caterina

The Monastery of Santa Caterina, built between the fourteenth and fifteenth century, is situated in the centre of San Vittoria in Matenano.  Here you can enjoy a spectacular view over the Sibillini Mounts out to sea. Part of the monastery was rebuilt in the seventeenth century, thanks to cardinal Francesco Barberini; the decorations were made in the nineteenth century. It is inhabited by a group of Benedictine nuns (currently 12), although it can accommodate up to 30. There's a large garden and a guest house. It has 12 rooms of different sizes ( 6 with private bathroom), some meeting rooms and a dining room with kitchen for self-managed groups. The community of nuns can accommodate groups of young people, for retreats and training days. It sometimes hosts families or young couples intending to marry. Only single women can attend the monastery for vocation. The Monastery is a member of the Monasteries of the Marche.

Monastero di S. Caterina

Via Roma, 29
Santa Vittoria in Matenano (FM)
0734.780132 (monastero)

OPENING TIME: The church, the garden and the guestrooms are open from 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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