Tizzano’s Hermitage is one of the most beautiful places in the town of Casalecchio di Reno, with a view overlooking the plains of Bologna up to the foothills.
The Camaldolese Hermit monks began to build the monastic complex of the Hermitage in 1655 but the work was only completed in 1741, when the church was consecrated to St. Benedict. The land was bought from the Guastavillani family in 1621.
The most important work of art to be found here is the Crucifix made from olive wood, according to Oriental tradition.
At the rear of the chapel, there is a shrine, which is said to house fragments of the True Cross and other relics reflecting the Passions of Christ.
Via Tizzano 34 – Casalecchio di Reno (Bologna)
|Visiting Hours||Open Sunday afternoon|
|Info||Parish of St John the Baptist & Benedict of Tizzano’s Hermitage
tel. +39 051 570435
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