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Subiaco

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Mountains · Castles
Subiaco is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Rome, in Lazio, central Italy, from Tivoli alongside the river Aniene. It is mainly renowned as a tourist and religious resort for its sacred grotto (Sacro Speco), in the medieval St. Benedict's Abbey, and for the Abbey of Santa Scolastica.At a time when several German monks had been assigned to the monastery, German printers established a printing press in the town. They printed the first books in Italy in the late 15th century.HistoryAmong the first ancient settlers in the area were the Aequi, an Italic people. In 304 BC they were conquered by the Romans, who introduced their civilization and took advantage of the waters of the Aniene river. The present name of the city comes from the artificial lakes of the luxurious villa that emperor Nero had built: in Latin Sublaqueum means "under the lake." The name was applied to the town that developed nearby. The biggest of the three Subiaco Dams was the highest dam in the world until its destruction in 1305. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the villa and the town were abandoned, becoming almost forgotten ruins.
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Religious Site
Monastero Di S.Benedetto
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Monastero di Santa Scolastica
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Mountain
Monte Livata
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Water Body
Laghetto di San Benedetto
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Subiaco

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Water Body
Lago del Turano Castel di Tora
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Mountain
Campo Felice Rocca di Cambio
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Duration: 8 hours
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Cave
Grotte Dell'Arco Bellegra
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Castle
Castello Piccolomini di Celano Celano
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Subiaco

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Castle
Rocca Abbaziale di Subiaco
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
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Religious Site
Convento di San Francesco
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Church
Concattedrale di Sant'Andrea
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Church
Chiesa di San Pietro
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in Subiaco

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Gift & Specialty Shop
La Mieleria nel Bosco
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Bridge
Il Ponte di San Francesco
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Duration: 30 minutes
Mountain
Campo dell'Osso
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Landmark
Piazza di Pietra Sprecata
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Wildlife in Subiaco

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Wildlife Area
Parco degli Aceri
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Subiaco

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Specialty Museum
Il Borgo dei Cartai
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Duration: 1h 30 min

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