Chiesa di San Ponziano, Spoleto

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San Ponziano is a romanesque-style, Former-Benedictine monastery and church located in Spoleto, Province of Perugia, region of Umbria, Italy. The site is dedicated to St. Ponziano, the patron saint of Spoleto.
A Benedictine monastery for male monks was present at the site since before the 14th century. The present structure was extensively refurbished in 1788 by Giuseppe Valadier. He retained much of the Romanesque façade, but the interiors have neoclassic decoration. The crypt maintains frescoes from the 14th and 15th centuries; it houses a reliquary with the skull of San Ponziano, which is included in a procession on his feast days. In 1810, the monastery, then housing Benedictine nuns, was suppressed by the Napoleonic government.
Today the basilica and monastery is operated by a community of Canonesses Regular of the Lateran. The canonesses operate the ancient monastery as a religious guesthouse, open to all.
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  • There was a volunteer tour guide on site and 2 other visitors. The guide told us that the church has been resored but that they did a very bad job. They were in it for the money without respect for...  more »
  • The former Benedictine monastery is dedicated to the Saint Ponziano, the second century martyr and a patron saint of the city who is usually invoked for protection against earthquakes (due to his...  more »
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  • The monastery is in a very comfortable strategic location to visit the center of Spoleto, in fact the escalators can reach a 5-minute walk. From the station, however, it's 15 minutes. The staff are very friendly and you sleep in absolute silence. Breakfast is great with homemade cakes. Recommended! 👍😊
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  • Simple but welcoming and relaxing place. Very friendly staff. I recommend it
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