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Hermitage of Leano

  • Address
    Piazza Armerina Free municipal consortium of Enna (Italy)
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  • Visiting Hours
    Temporary closed
  • What to see


This hermitage of Augustinian monks, located under the protection of Our Lady of Consolation, consists of a small church and some adjacent spaces used as a convent. For a long time it was abandoned. Under the main altar, there was a small but deep pit that served as an ossuary and housed a large amount of human bones already dried. Owned by the Cathedral of Piazza Armerina, in 1999 the entire complex was restored under the direction of the Palermitan architect Matteo Tusa.

This eremo, or hermitage, is of particular importance as a place of peace on the Way of St. James in Sicily. Its restoration in 1999 marked a rebirth for this ancient, formerly abandoned site, turning it into a place that invites reflection and tranquility. Its connection with the Augustinians and the protection of Our Lady of Consolation add a spiritual element to its history, making it a place of serenity on the pilgrimage route in Sicily.

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