Hill/level ground With restaurant Youth hostel Amico del Viandante
The monastery is in a scenic position in the middle of the Mount Barro Park and SCI (Site of Community Importance), famous for its rich flora. Located near the largest Goth settlement in Italy (5th ? 6th century AD), in the past it was a Roman garrison, Goth settlement, Sforza stronghold, Franciscan convent, the Grande Albergo Monte Barro (1889-1927) and, until 1968, a sanatorium. Recently renovated, it now houses a hostel, bar-restaurant, the "Centro Visitatori G.Panzeri' (G. Panzeri Visitors? Centre) and the 'Museo Archeologico del Barro' (Barro Archaeological Museum).