The Mesma Convent welcomes with pleasure all the visitors climbing the hill and in particular the pilgrims looking for a time for prayer and reflection with the help

of the presence of San Francesco.

At the Convent it is possible to take part to the prayers and to the celebrations of the friars.

The friars are available for confession, for the guided tour of the Convent as well as for consultations.

For those wishing to spend a period at the Convent there are several types of hospitality.

The Convent is a place of spirituality and pilgrimage and therefore services and visit modes have to respect the nature of the place.


For friars, religious persons and seminarists wishing to make a spiritual retreat on a spirit of fraternity with the Franciscan community, and – why not – to rest.


The Convent, an ancient structure in the middle of the wood, can accommodate single visitors, families and groups (up to 30 sleeping accommodations) wishing to spend a few days of rest or of meditation in the shadow of the Sanctuary, in a quiet place, suitable for meeting and spiritual retreats.

The house offers heating, services, chapel and meeting rooms.

Prayer’s moments

It is a concrete proposal of silence, of introduction to prayer and to quest for God’s will in his own life that the Franciscan community offers to young people of either sex.


Further to the proposal of some specific moments, (see the calendar) the Convent is always open to welcome young persons wishing to dedicate time to meditation and prayer.

Self-managed groups

For self-managed groups wishing to take advantage of this place rich in spirituality.

The structures of the convent can accommodate groups of max. 30 persons.

The friars are at disposal for meeting and invite to take part to at least one of the prayer’s moments of the community.

Rooms, chapel, kitchen, dining room, meeting room


For the pilgrims visiting on foot the places of the Sacri Monti or travel along Via Francigena easy short-stays are available for one night by taking sleeping bag or sheets of their own.

Because of the limited number of places, reservation is required.

Convento Monte Mesma dei Frati Minori

0322 998108

Località Monte Mesma, 17

28010 Ameno (NO)

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