Hermitage of Monte Giove
A jewel nestled in the hills of the Marche region
The Hermitage of Monte Giove (480 ca-547) is owned by the Camaldolese Congregation of the Order of St. Benedict. Although the name's origin is unknown, it could have come from an ancient temple dedicated to Jupiter. The hermitage was built in the seventeenth century. The first church was finished and consecrated in 1631. The hermitage has experienced historical events like the dissolution of religious orders and various expropriations.
Monte Corona's Camaldolese hermits lived here until the early 1900s. The complex was purchased in 1925 by the Congregation of Camaldolese Hermit Monks of Tuscany (Camaldoli-Arezzo). The hermitage now houses a monastic community that follows the rhythms of the Benedictine Rule and the Camaldolese Constitutions.
The Hermitage also welcomes visitors who want to spend a few days with a monastic lifestyle of prayer and silence. Spiritual retreats, seminars, conferences, and other meetings are also held throughout the year to provide everyone with the opportunity to pause and reflect.