Work And Pray: In The Footsteps Of St. Benedict Private Day Trip From Rome - Gaeta

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up and drop off directly at your accommodation
    Fiumicino Airport, Via dell' Aeroporto di Fiumicino, 320, 54, Fiumicino Italy
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Learn about the life of St. Benedict on a day-long tour from Rome. With your own private driver-guide, youll visit the Monastery of St. Benedict in Subacio, home to medieval frescoes and the Sacro Speco where the saint lived as a hermit. Pray in the sacred cave, and then follow St. Benedict'slife journey to the Abbey of Montecassino. Discover detailsof the saint's later life and theabbeys wartime history before your return to Rome.


Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Excellent value for money

Small group ensures personal service

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Day trip (destination A to B)

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Leave your Rome hotel or the airport in the early morning to beat the city traffic, and travel out of the capital with your private guide.

After an hour on the road, youll arrive in the Subacio area, home to the Monastery of St. Benedict. Stroll through the woods as your guide talks about the saint and time he spent in Subacio. The monastery here was built to house the Sacro Speco, the cave where St Benedict lived as a hermit for around three years.

Step inside the sacred cave to pray, and then visit the church, which is adorned with an impressive fresco of St. Francis of Assisi. It was painted during the saints lifetime.

Leave Subacio in the late morning, and travel across the foothills to Montecassino. Enjoy lunch at your own expense, then visit the Abbey of Montecassino where St. Benedict lived out his remaining years. Its here that he wrote his rule, a set of guidelines for laymen who wanted to live a more spiritual life. These guidelines formed the basis for monastic rules through medieval Europe.

Learn about the abbeys wartime history, when it was bombed heavily by Allied troops, and discoverhow it was rebuilt from its original plans. Today, the site is a working abbey and continues to be place of pilgrimage and historical interest.

Return to your minivan in the mid-afternoon, and relax on your journey back to Rome.


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private driver-guide


Food and drinks


Guide inside the monasteries

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or wheelchair users

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Infant seats available

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides