Hermitage of Santa Caterina

The Hermitage of Santa Caterina d’Alessandria (Rio Elba), is a centuries-old place of meditation and prayer probably dating back to the Romanesque period, but enlarged and remodeled in 1634. The simple and austere façade is animated by a broken tympanum and surmounted by a squat bell tower; the interior, with a single nave, with a trussed ceiling, preserves ex voto of sailors and nineteenth-century burials. Its origin would be linked to a series of apparitions of the saint to a local boy, in memory of which, traditionally, every year, on the Monday after Easter, a feast is celebrated. Next to the complex, which today houses a cultural foundation and occasionally hosts exhibitions, the Orto dei Semplici has been created with a collection of local flora.

How to reach the Hermitage of Santa Caterina d’Alessandria (Rio Elba)

The Church is located on the eastern side of Elba, not far from the town of Rio Elba, on the road that leads to Nisporto, Nisportino. Easily accessible by car

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