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In the mountains around Guarcino, hidden in the flourishing nature, are hermitages including the Hermitage of Sant’Agnello, where the saint lived for seven years in the cave, and became the patron saint of the town. The monk Sant’Agnello was born in Naples in 535 of a Neapolitan family with rich Syracusan origins, possibly related to Saint Lucia.

The Hermitage is open to visitors and has the oldest frescoes of Gothic era. It is a destination of walks and retreats. It’s a great vantage point looking over the Cosa river valley.