The Monastery of Santo Spirito di Zannone in Arzano

The Monastery of Santo Spirito di Zannone dates from 1225 and belonged to brothers of the Cistercian order. They had been forced to abandon their former friary on the island of Zannone where they were in danger of raids by marauding pirates. The new monastery and church, both Gothic in style, were built on the remains of an earlier Roman building in the rural district of Arzano. It continued to be un use up until 1750. Only a few ruins can be seen today.