Madonna delle Virtù and San Nicola del Greci
- Via Madonna delle Virtù
- 10am-7pm Sat & Sun
Lonely Planet review for Madonna delle Virtù and San Nicola del Greci
Highlights in the Sasso Barisano include the magnificent monastic complex of Madonna delle Virtù and San Nicola del Greci, composed of dozens of caves spread over two floors. The church of the Chiesa Madonna delle Virtù was built in the 10th or 11th century and restored in the 17th century. Above it, the simple church of Chiesa di San Nicola del Greci is rich in frescoes. The complex was used in 1213 by Benedictine monks of Palestinian origin. From late June to October a modern art exhibition is showcased in Madonna delle Virtù.