Discover: Hermitages - monasteriesThe Hermitage, now progressively being renovated, so named for the caves excavated in the sandstone, inhabited by hermits from the 1000 a.c., is located between Cupramontana and Poggio Cupro in a little valley full of vegetation (floristic protected area). It's historically linked to the founding of the Congregation of Monte Corona Camaldolese by the B. Paul Giustiniani (1520-1522).
The complex is surrounded by woods of the White Friars. It's a floristic protected area of 20 hectares, run by a stream formerly said the "crow". The forest vegetation, favored by a particular microclimate, it is important for his character residual and consists of several species of rare or visual (black alder, maidenhair fern, red lily, arisaro tailed, pyramidal orchid, etc..).