S. Maria de Olearia Abbey (cultural itinerary)

This abbey was founded at the end of the X century by two Benedectine hermits, since then, other followers came and founded a cenoby dedicated to Santa Maria “de olearia”. In 1088 the Pope gave the monastery to the Cava dei Tirreni Abbey, and the building was widened until it got the present shape, with the three chapels laid one at the top of the other. The walls show exquisite frescoes painted in the XI century and very interesting are the signatures of the devoted pilgrims who visited this building for centuries.