Serra San BrunoItaly

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Wander through the quaint historic center and the picturesque forest around this village to see its impressive sanctuary and adventure complex.

Serra San Bruno is an enchanting village that grew around a majestic monastery. It has religious origins, taking its name from an 11th-century saint who died in this region. Walk through the narrow cobbled alleys and admire the array of old buildings in the historic center.

Learn about the beginnings of the village and its monastery in the Museo della Certosa. The museum is in the midst of a picturesque garden backed by a forest. Find out about the thousands of monks who have sought refuge and spirituality here. The monastery is based in a fairly green part of the mountains, generating a sense of calm and mystery. Attend a spiritual service of religious chanting and watch a film about the monastery.

Go to the village center for the Santa Maria dei Sette Dolori, a Baroque church with impressive works of art and chandeliers adorning its interior. Several noteworthy religious figures have visited this serene village, including Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI.

Visit the Santuario di Santa Maria nel Bosco in the southern outskirts. Enjoy the serene ambiance and listen to the sound of the birds in the forest surrounding this elegant sanctuary.

For a change of pace, try the thrilling Parco Avventura Adrenalina Verde. This action-packed site has zip lines and playgrounds in the scenic woodland near the town. Bring snacks and refreshments for a picnic in the forest. Expect hot, dry weather in summer, with mild winters.

Note that the abstract 2010 movie Le Quattro Volte, which has almost no dialogue, was shot in these scenic surroundings.

The village is 20 miles (33 kilometers) southwest of the town of Vibo Valentia in southern Italy. It is in the Vibo Valentia province in the region of Calabria. Fly to Lamezia Terme International Airport and drive south for 38 miles (61 kilometers) to reach this destination in little more than 1 hour.

Serra San Bruno is a pilgrim destination in scenic woodland.

Top hotels in Serra San Bruno

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Conte Ruggero
Hotel Conte Ruggero
3 out of 5
Piazza Tenente Bruno Pisani, 1, Serra San Bruno, Vibo Valentia
£50
per night
Feb 24 - Feb 25

Situated in Serra San Bruno, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Santa Maria dei Sette Dolori and Santa Maria del Bosco Church. Della Certosa Museum is ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (16 reviews)
So glad we found this place...

"This hotel was wonderful. Sits in the heart of the San Bruno town, where you can get real Southern Italian experience. MariaRosa was an excellent hostess and my wife and I look forward to visiting again someday."…"

Reviewed on 6 Nov 2019

Hotel Conte Ruggero
Lasi House
Lasi House
Corso Umberto I 34, Serra San Bruno
£57
per night
Feb 24 - Feb 25

Situated in Serra San Bruno, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Santa Maria dei Sette Dolori and Santa Maria del Bosco Church. Della Certosa Museum ...

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Super appartement

"Très bel appartement en plein centre historique de Serra San Bruno. Tout le confort nécessaire pour un séjour d'une semaine et notre hôte a eu la gentillesse de garnir le frigo à notre arrivée. On recommande fortement."…"

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2019

Lasi House
Casa Tutulì
Casa Tutulì
Corso Umberto I, Serra San Bruno, Provincia di Vibo Valentia

Situated in Serra San Bruno, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Santa Maria dei Sette Dolori and Santa Maria del Bosco Church. Della Certosa ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)

"La struttura si trova al centro del paese, tenuta in ottime condizioni. La proprietà è stata gentile e disponibile. Alla colazione mancava solo un po' qualche cornetto o brioche fatti in giornata, c'erano quelli confezionati, ma comunque con grande attenzione: diversi prodotti, succhi, acqua e burro ..."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2019

Casa Tutulì

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Pizzo Beach
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Pizzo Beach

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Caminia Beach
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Caminia Beach

5/5(1 review)

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Piedigrotta Church
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Piedigrotta Church

5/5(1 review)

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