“Traditional” visit to the Benedictine Monastery
It leads the visitors through the most important spaces of the Monastery: the two cloisters, the cellars of the XVI century today transformed into the faculty library, the roman domus (house), the ‘Night Choir' with its ‘balcony’ on the main altar of San Nicolò l’Arena Church, the Novices Garden and the kitchen and cellars of the XVIII century realised by the architect Vaccarini.
Combined ticket Monastery – Diocesan Museum
Buying the combined ticket it is possible to do the guided tour of the Benedictine Monastery and of the Diocesan Museum, its collection and the Achillean thermal bath (discovered under the floor of Saint Agata's Cathedral).
They can be booked in advance or can take place during the special dates set by Officine Culturali. Guided tours can take place in Italian, English, or Spanish.
“De Carlo” tour
Next to the traditional tour in the most important spaces of the Monastery, this tour includes the contemporary spaces created by the architect Giancarlo De Carlo: Auditorium, Thermic station, Terrace of the Night Choir.
Every day 9.00 – 17.00 (last tour)
Tours are scheduled every hour
Friday evening at the Monastery: a travel between lights and shadows
The evening guided tour through the cloisters, the Roman houses, the long corridors, the kitchen and the cellars (nowadays the Museo della Fabbrica) takes place in a particularly quite atmosphere and is the chance to know the story of a monument that summarise the history of the town.
The evening tours take place the last Friday of each month from 21.00 to 23.00 (last tour). Tours are scheduled every half hour.