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Abbey is high in the mountains, road to it its good and in less than one hour you can be on quiet and nice place above Tuscany valley. In the summer there are picnics there, concerts and people getting away from the summer hot weather....More
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.
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....More
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,...More
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...More
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...More
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...More