Fregene is a small beach town near Rome, one of the more popular ones of its kind amongst the more wealthy part of the population of the Italian capital. This was especially the case in the 60’s and 70’s when actors, writers and other members of the La Bella Vita crowd flocked here during the summer months. Officially Fregene is a suburb of the municipality of Fiumicino.

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Grottaferrata Abbey of Saint Nilus

The Abbey of Saint Nilus in Grottaferrata was founded by Saint Nilus in the year 1004, at the exact spot where the Virgin Mary appeared to the saint and told him to found a church in her honor. The official name of the Abbey is Exarchic Greek Abbey of St. Mary of Grottaferrata.

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Subiaco Monastery of Saint Scholastica

The Monastery of Saint Scholastica is located to the east of the city of Subiaco and was originally known as Monastery of Saint Sylvester, but in the 9th century it was renamed Monastery of the Saints Benedict and Scholastica. In the 14th century Benedict was dropped and it became simply the Monastery of Saint Scholastico.

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