The Hermitage of Calomini is an ancient religious place found in the Garfagnana, along the road which leads to the town of Vergemoli, beyond Gallicano.
The attractive architectural complex is situated at the base of a large cliff face, and according to legend it was built on the spot where a spurt of the purest water emerged from the rocks and the image of the Madonna was revealed to a shepherdess from Calomini.
The oldest part is the sacristy, carved into the rock with a chisel presumably before the year 1000, and was probably the original centre of the holy place.
In the 17th century the church was decorated with beautiful furniture that was finely carved in walnut and chestnut. You can also visit the old kitchen and the monks’ cells, also dug out like the sacristy.
The sanctuary is a place of peace and prayer, perfect for those who want to distance themselves from the everyday and rediscover their spiritual side.