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Shrine of the Most Holy Trinity

The Shrine of the Holy Trinity of Vallepietra, located on Mount Autore at an altitude of more than 1,800 meters, is a place of worship of ancient origin and great natural beauty. Popular legends tell that its origin dates back to miraculous events, including the story of a farmer who found an image of the Trinity after his oxen fell off a cliff and were miraculously saved. Beyond the legends, some scholars suggest that the shrine may have been founded by Eastern monks or hermits who came to the area in ancient times. This theory is supported by local iconography and toponymy, such as the ancient name of Mount Zion and the nearby town of Cappadocia.

The shrine houses valuable frescoes, including one of the Trinity considered the most important. The main chapel also contains other ancient frescoes, depicting Gospel scenes such as the Annunciation, the Nativity and the Adoration of the Magi. In addition, there are depictions of the labors of the months of January and February, remnants of a cycle that originally decorated the lower walls of the sanctuary. On the back wall is an image of a saint, identified as St. Bernardine of Siena or St. John of Capistrano, along with two Madonnas and three other saints on the eastern side. The natural setting and strategic location of the shrine, at the crossroads of ancient pastoral routes between Lazio and Abruzzo, have ensured the continuity of its sacredness over the millennia, making it a pilgrimage destination for the faithful from Lazio, Abruzzo and Campania.

  • Address
    Santuario SS. Trinitá, Vallepietra, Italy
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  • Visiting Hours
    Every day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • What to see

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