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Sacro Scoglio

The Sacro Scoglio, an imposing rock formation that rises 120 meters above the village of Roccaporena, is a place of great spiritual importance linked to Saint Rita. According to tradition, Saint Rita climbed to the top of this mountain to pray and feel closer to God, and today pilgrims can follow a path marked by the Stations of the Cross to reach it. On the summit is a small chapel built in 1919 and restored in 1979 by architect Riccardo Leoni, surrounding the rocky promontory where St. Rita used to pray.

In the chapel can be seen a rock that is said to have been the place where St. Rita used to sit to meditate, and pilgrims can collect water from a nearby spring, known as “Rita’s water,” to refresh themselves after the climb. From the top of the Sacred Rock, visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of the village of Roccaporena, the Sanctuary, the Church of San Montano and the nearby Reatine Mountains. This place, revered by pilgrims from around the world, is a site of devotion and contemplation, offering visitors the opportunity to connect with spirituality and nature in a breathtaking setting.


  • Address
    Roccaporena, Italy
  • Web
  • Visiting Hours
    Everyday from 6:00 to 21:00
  • What to see
    Hermitage, rock of prayer


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