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Address: Via San Benedetto 2 | Via San Benedetto, 2, 50066 Vallombrosa, Reggello, Italy
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Serene and quiet attraction

Slightly difficult to reach through beautiful forest roads so a very quiet and peaceful abbey to visit. The chapel, abbey and gardens really merit the trip. Interesting herb based... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Slightly difficult to reach through beautiful forest roads so a very quiet and peaceful abbey to visit. The chapel, abbey and gardens really merit the trip. Interesting herb based products made at the abbey in a very traditional shop.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We really enjoyed our visit to Vallombrosa and we would recommend you to visit. When you visit, take a picknick blancket and food and drinks with you. They is a huge valley where you will find locals having a barbeque and enjoying their free afternoons. It is wonderful to sit there and enjoy your day.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Recently we visited the monastery with a tour group. It is located in a beautiful setting with beautiful artwork. The chapel has some lovely statues and is quite peaceful. Be sure to stop by the shop on your way out for some homemade candies, chocolate, jams, jellies and alcohol. All reasonably priced.

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South Bend, IN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

The 80 something year old father welcomed our bus load of Mennonites, eager to give us an educational tour of the monastery, paintings, rooms, its activities, local connections, musical events and more. Our professional organist was able to present an impromptu 15 or 20 minute concert on the beautiful organ. We closed by singing a special song for the priest.

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

Right up in the Hills & National Forest,bring a picnic...& check that the Museum is open before you go.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015

The visit of this monastery is not easy: predefined schedules of inside visit are only provided in July and August, as for the rest of the year only visits by groups (by previous reservation) are allowed. So at the "regular" visitors only the chance remains to see the whole of the monastery from the outside; in addition the church (of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

We decided to go to Vallombrosa to find out what inspired John Milton to write a passage about this place in his famous poem “Paradise Lost” in 1667. The route to the abbey buildings was very scenic. The woodland reminded me so much about another place – Vitosha Mountain near Sofia in Bulgaria. It may be because of the same... More 

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