The crypt is in the basement rooms of a home and has direct access from an alley in the village centre not far from the gate. It is a unique environment covered by cross vaults with a marble column in the centre.
The ceiling and part of the walls were frescoed at the end of the twentieth century, while on the walls there are two ceramic paintings by the artist Diotallevi reproducing St. Benedict and the Madonna of Loreto.
On his way between Norcia, Subiaco and Cassino, Saint Benedict also stopped at Guarcino and gave his name to an entrance gate to the village and the road that crosses it. In front of the gate was also a church dedicated to St. Benedict.
Over the years the cult of the saint was lost, probably after the great plague that decimated the population, and the little church was transformed into a home.
The crypt was beautifully rebuilt in 1980 for the 1500th anniversary of the birth of St. Benedict in 480.
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