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Monastero di Altari

A true landmark of the region. A beautiful monastery located on top of a hill with a wonderful view down the valley overlooking a few villages. The monastery was founded at the end of the 15th-century. It was built over the remains of a fort used as a hospital for the poor. The building, with three floors, has a cloister and a church.

Like most monasteries, the church was accessible to the public. If one would visit it would be welcomed by a series of altars. The ship of the church has two altars on each side decorated with stucco, dedicated to important saints. The church also gave access to two side chapels with entrances located on the left side. Each chapel also contained a big altar.

The rest of the monastery with the upper floors were inaccessible at my time of visit. At some point in the 18th-century, the monastery was significantly renovated into how we can view it today. Over a decade later it closed. The monastery has been decaying for over 150 years. Such a shame considering it's of high historical value.

Monastero di Altari
A look from inside the middle of the church looking towards the main altar.
Monastero di Altari
Access to the conventual part from the cloister courtyard.
Monastero di Altari
Entrance towards the first side chapel on the left of the church. Above it, a large fresco split by a huge crack in the wall.
Monastero di Altari
Monastero di Altari
One of the side altars with stucco decorations, dedicated to important saints.
Monastero di Altari
Monastero di Altari
The first side chapel located on the left side of the church.
Monastero di Altari
The second side chapel located on the left side of the church.
Monastero di Altari
One of the side altars with enclosed by two framed decayed frescoes.
Monastero di Altari
Monastero di Altari
Monastero di Altari
Monastero di Altari
The overgrown courtyard of the cloister.
Monastero di Altari
The courtyard is full of medallions of saints.
Monastero di Altari
The entrance of the monastery and church.
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