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Surrounded by silence: The sole custodian of San Benedetto al Subasio Abbey

Surrounded by silence: The sole custodian of San Benedetto al Subasio Abbey

The search for tranquillity and meditation.

This is what has driven monks and hermits since the 9th century to the Abbey of San Benedetto on Mount Subasio, a few kilometres from Assisi in central Italy.

Restored several times after the terrible earthquake that struck central Italy in 1997, today it is run by Benedictine nuns who have entrusted its custody to its sole inhabitant: Albero Cisco.

Watch the full report by Euronews correspondent Luca Palamara in the player above.