The San Felice abbey, located in an isolated spot overlooking the area, can be found not far from the village of Giano dell'Umbria. Of uncertain origin, according to the Foligno historian Ludovico Jacobilli the foundation of the complex can be dated to 950 when a Benedictine monastic community was founded there, whereas the construction of the church and the monastery dates back to the beginning of the 12th century. This is a land strongly marked by the Benedictine culture, with its monastery, abbeys and unique spots, where the silence and beauty of the scenery suggest meditation and getting closer to God.
Thus you will be able to experience the rule of prayer and labour -ora et labora- as an authentic experience. Spiritual quest and secular commitment take shape within the monastic community. Throughout the centuries, religious people abandoned the austere withdrawal within abbeys and got closer to the local populations, becoming the spiritual, cultural and economic focus of their communities and decisively contributing to the cultural and moral rebirth of the continent after the Barbarian invasions