The Gorges of Fara San Martino and the crumbling monastery

Gole di Fara San Martino, in provincia di Chieti

There is an ancient, crumbling monastery from the 9th century in the Gorges of Fara San Martino, in the province of Chieti, in the Majella National Park.

The old Benedictine abbey was abandoned two hundred years ago, covered in debris by a flood; in 2009, its few ruins were rediscovered, the same color of the surrounding rocky landscape.

The whole territory here was carved over millennia by the river Verde (or by Saint Martin, according to legend): it is a 14-kilometer valley that starts from the top of the Majella massif and reaches – no less than 2,400 meters below – the small town of Fara San Martino, known for its pasta making tradition.

An ideal destination for hikers and gourmands from all over the world.

©Angelo Del Mastro, ©Ilaria Maccari

December 6, 2017

The Gorges of Fara San Martino and the crumbling monastery

Fara San Martino