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This “Refuge of Sinners” is an old pilgrimage site, with an octagonal temple (commissioned in early... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Mumbai, India
Incredibly beautiful

It's not an easy hike up to the top of the mountain, but it's certainly worth it to see this... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Toronto, Canada
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Viale Corridoni, 60040 Genga, Italy
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

This “Refuge of Sinners” is an old pilgrimage site, with an octagonal temple (commissioned in early 19th century,and designed by Giuseppe Valadier- hence the name) sitting at the mouth of a cave. It's a steep 700 metres climb from a small, informal parking lot at...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

It's not an easy hike up to the top of the mountain, but it's certainly worth it to see this remarkable temple. While here, be sure to explore the area behind the temple, which serves as one of the primary cavers' entrances to the Grotte...More

Thank revolushun
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

It was like walking in Yosemite valley up to a temple in a cave. Nice hike, beautiful caves. Try walking back, it gets so dark in the case that you need a flashlight, pretty spooky!

Thank Grant I
Reviewed 20 March 2018

while visiting the grotte of frasassi, don't miss this place. 700mt of uphill walk leads to this temple nestled into the rock

Thank granmia
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Came here after visiting grotto di frasassi (another must see place) the directions I found on the web and on trip advisor were not so great, it turns out that the start of the path is about half a mile from the frasassi cave opening...More

1  Thank Craig C
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I would recommend to everyone to take 30-60 mins out of their day and take the 700m walk up to Tempio del Valadier. It is an extremely relaxing and peaceful place at the top and unlike anything I have seen before.

Thank Olly J
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this by accident and so glad we did! It's quite the climb but there is a nice paved walkway the entire way and benches to stop and rest should you need. It's so fascinating to see this temple built into the cave and...More

Thank FamilyLeach
Reviewed 21 October 2016

If yo9u are in the Genga area, this is one of the two sites I would say are "don't miss" sites. It is truly amazing how this small temple and sanctuary were built inside of a cave. Be warned that the walk up to the...More

Thank tgrella
Reviewed 21 September 2016

For me, an out of condition pensioner, it was a challenging walk up. I counted the stations of the cross which helped me chart my progress! It was certainly worth it. The position of the church is incredible and the small sanctuary is very atmospheric....More

1  Thank Maggie W
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The path to the chapel goes up and up. You can judge your advance by the stations of the cross, there are 12. The first chapel was built around year thousand one wonders how they got the stones up there. The actual path has been...More

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