(VIP EDITION) Restore the hermit retreat of Sant’Anna in Aci Catena

Luogo di incontro: 

Belvedere di fronte all’Eremo, Via Eremo Sant'Anna, 30
Aci catena - (CATANIA - SICILIA)

Timing:

10.00 - 14.00
16.00 - 20.00

How we move:

on foot

Duration:

4h

Artès Rosa

Architect, passionate about spiritual and religious world of Sicily

PASSIONS

Architecture, history and traditions, spirituality

WE WARMLY WELCOME

Young people and adults, singles and couples who like to visit unconventional places, ready to learn the art of restorer architects and, above all, willing to become familiar with the spirituality and life choices of the Nuns of the hermitage

PROGRAMME

  • Meeting with Rosa at the Panoramic viewpoint in front of the Eremo of Saint Anna
  • Entrance in the Convent, exclusive reception by the Sister-nuns of the Hermitage
  • Inspection of the areas to be restored, Cloister, Church, Convent, Mediterranean Garden
  • Activities of relief analysis of the areas and of the flooring to organize the restoration
  • Meeting with the priest who illustrates the story of the Hermitage
  • Meeting with the Sister-nuns of the Hermitage who will tell us about the monastic life, their personal history and choice of faith
  • Sharing lunch (or dinner) with the sisters in their refectory

THE STORY

The Hermitage of Sant'anna in Aci Catena, is a 18th-Century church with an convent adjoined that requires an important work of restoration. Rosa is the architect in charge of the project and decides to bring her team of assistants in for the first inspection. To speed these first activities, she relies on the willingness of the last nuns of the Hermitage and of the priests present on the site.


Assistant, please take note that we are meeting directly in front of the Church. Rosa will bring  access badges to and maps for the reliefs, you just have to bring your smartphone in case we need to take photos.

Rosa is a well-known architect who will take you inside an ancient cloistered convent positioned on a hill where you can enjoy a breathtaking view. The entrance to the Hermitage is exclusive for "Rosa’s assistants" who will be able to master the architectural relief method starting with the hidden mediterranean garden inside. It will be possible to retrace the history of the monastery together with the priests who guard it. We will immerse ourselves in a world of profound spirituality if we had the humility to accept life experiences in the encounter with the nuns who live in the convent. In addition to the five senses, the sixth sense,  namely the one of the spirit, will eventually be the most "exercised" in this memorable story.

RECOMMENDATIONS
Kids or children under 12 are welcomed only if accompanied by an adult.

QUOTE INCLUDES:
Animation by an Architect qualified as Operator for Experiential Tourism. Inspection of the areas of the Hermitage accompanied by the Sister-nuns of the Hermitage of Saint Anna, a lesson about drawing up the architectonic relief to manage the restoration project. Entertainment on the story of the Hermitage told by a priest, resident on the spot, testimony of the life of the nuns, shared lunch or dinner with the sisters in their refectory.

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