In 1344 Zaccaria Carbone, a rich and pious inhabitant of Gerace wanted to establish "Sopra Le Bombarde" (trans. Over The Cannons or Mortars) Referring to the promenades that are found alongside the surrounding walls and used to place the cannons in defense of the city. Here we can also find the remnants of a cloistered monastery dedicated to St. Anne and entrusted to the Basilian nuns, disciples of St. Basil the Great, considered the founder of Eastern Monasticism.
The Augustinian nuns later stepped in and lived there until 1891, when, following the law of suppression issued by the Kingdom of Savoy, they were the forced to leave.
Imposing and yet extremely fascinating, it represents an accomplished testament to religious architecture and even still today, despite the passing of the centuries and the change in its destination, it brings to the visitor's mind the atmosphere recounted by Enrichetta Caracciolo di Forino in her book "Memories of a Neapolitan Cloister" where she describes a succession of halls and small rooms, green in profusion filled with many works of art to enrich the church such as, in the case of Sant'Anna, the silver bust depicting Santa Veneranda attributed to Sebastiano Juvara and the reliquary of San Pantaleone. A place with strong ties to religion and civilian life in the past, a Calabrian city - also known as the "Jerusalem of the West", brought back to life thanks to the Multari family that has obtained the management of the building from the Municipality and transforming it - thanks to a wise restoration, careful even in the smallest detail, into a cosy and elegant 4 -star hotel, so that the guests feel like long-awaited friends and not simply just anonymous customers.