Fraro Monastery near Neapolis
Monastery of Fraro or St. Anthony' in Simeti is located 1km west of Neapolis. It is a ruined Franciscan convent dedicated to San Antonio. The name comes from the Latin word Frari, as the meaning Franciscan friars were called.
The monastery has a typical Roman architecture and is currently ruined. Close to the temple, at position Vigli, you will see a modern sculpture, where the Mother's Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of May.
History in short
- Early 14th century: The Franciscans found the monastery
- 1330: Here starts his religious career Peter Filargos, who is elected as Pope (in 1409) with the name Alexander 5th.