The Ring of Abbeys

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A unique experience combining spiritual contemplation immersed in natural beauty

Abbazia di San Benedetto in Fundis

This itinerary offers an unforgettable experience between spirituality and nature, allowing you to discover the magic of two sacred places set amidst breathtaking natural scenery: the Monastery of San Simeone and the Abbey of San Benedetto in Fundis.

The route begins in the village of Colle-Sant'Eugenia, in the municipality of Stroncone. 
From here, along the slightly uphill tarred road, you cross the houses of the hamlet and after about 300 metres, turn left to take the dirt track (CAI path 626) which goes slightly downhill. Following the signs for CAI path 626, you will reach the Monastery of San Simeone, immersed in a forest of holm oaks. 

After having visited the Monastery of San Simeone, take the path that climbs through the holm-oak forest, enjoying the panoramic view of the San Simeone monastery complex.
After crossing a beautiful forest on the eastern slopes of Monte Rotondo, continue until you reach the Abbey of San Benedetto in Fundis, hidden among the vegetation but still well preserved.

After visiting the ruins of the Abbey of St. Benedict in Fundis immersing yourself in its history and spirituality, return to the cart track, following CAI trails 625 and 623 in a northeastern direction, until you reach Acqua del Carpino.
From here, take the obvious path on the right (No. 626) and descend along the orographic right side of the Calornia ditch, completely encircling Mount Rotondo, to return to the starting point following the road taken on the way out.


Monastero di San Simeone
Monastero di San Simeone
Not far from the historical centre of Stroncone and Terni, in Località Cisterna, stands the ancient Monastery of San Simeone.
Abbazia di San Benedetto in FundisAbbey of San Benedetto in Fundis
Abbazia di San Benedetto in FundisAbbey of San Benedetto in Fundis
Along the route that connects Stroncone to Miranda are the remains of the Abbey of San Benedetto, which gets its name 'fundis' from the nearby source of the monks.

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