The Wood of Spirituality
It is the Wood that tinges with green the hill known as “Cima”, meaning “peak”, which for centuries has been considered by the inhabitants of the hamlet as the protective spirit of Solomeo.
Taking a stroll among its centuries-old trees, one can perceive Benedictine spirituality as alive and still all-pervading. That is why it is the most important monument in Solomeo.
The Wood can be reached from a private road, which passes through the Park of Philosophers and runs up behind the Antinori Cucinelli villa, or from a public road, a narrow twisting path that winds through the olive grove at the foot of the Wood. There are oak, pine, ash and cypress trees.
"To the spirituality of all men, in this wood where the sky is closer"
Once one reaches the summit, a sort of wide, circular clearing can be seen, and, if one goes in its center and raises one’s eyes up to the sky above, one can feel and really perceive its spirituality, while admiring a breathtaking view of the countryside and of Perugia.
"To honor all men", St. Benedict from Norcia