It is surely worth while visiting the ancient Abbey San Pietro al Monte above Civate: beauty of nature
and artistic creativity, a very special mix for one of the earliest masterpieces of Romanesque
architecture in Lombardy. One hour walk along a mule track takes you to the architectural complex
consisting of three buildings: the Basilica of San Pietro, the oratory dedicated to San Benedetto
and the old monastery, of which only ruins are left.
You may see a series of frescoes whose theme is the final apotheosis of Christ and the triumph of
the Righteous along the lines of St. John’s Apocalypse.
The Abbey is currently no longer occupied by any religious orders, but the two stone portals with
the carved motto “Ora et Labora” remind us of the past presence here of Benedictine monks.
HOW TO GET THERE:
By car, from Lecco Freeway SS 36, exit Oggiono/Civate. The Abbey is located about 650 meters a.s.l.and can be reached after around one hour walk on a trail that starts from the hamlet Pozzo and stretches on the eastern side of Mount Cornizzolo.
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