Abbazia dei Santi Salvatore e Cirino

Abbazia dei Santi Salvatore e Cirino, Monteriggioni: Address, Abbazia dei Santi Salvatore e Cirino Reviews: 4.5/5

Abbazia dei Santi Salvatore e Cirino

Abbazia dei Santi Salvatore e Cirino
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks

Tours and Tickets


4.5
36 reviews
Excellent
22
Very good
9
Average
3
Poor
2
Terrible
0

westy54
Sydney, Australia6,776 contributions
Abbey church that dates from the 12th century. Worth a look if in the area.
Oct 2018 • Couples
This abbey church is located in Abbadia a Isola approximately four kilometres from Monteriggioni. The abbey is located along the Via Francigena, a pilgramage route from Florence to Rome, and was situated on a small hillock, which during those times was surrounded by water and swamps.

The abbey is believed to have been originally commenced in 1001 and was subsequently expanded in the later half of the 12th century when the new Romanesque style church was completed and consecrated in honour of St Cirino in 1173.

The church's exterior is very nondescript. There are three naves and three apses in the interior with the naves being separated by columns and pillars and the ceiling covered with wooden trusses. Renovation works were carried out on the interior and the facade in the 1950's. There are a number of steps up to the main altar which has a lovely polyptych which was painted by the Sienese Sano di Pietro. There are also several paintings around the walls.

Worth a look if in the area.
Written 26 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Linda B
Raleigh, NC2,142 contributions
Worth a visit
Oct 2018 • Friends
Our small tour group (13) stopped for a visit after taking a walk along the Via Francigena. It is definitely worth a stop...very serene and not very many people at all.
Written 30 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tara1948
Boulder, CO8 contributions
Italian countryside & Monasticism
May 2015
There's a slight decadent quality in the frescos, but the surrounding area is very lovely. Not hordes of tourists take the trouble to come here, so if you are into checking our monasteries, worth the trip.
Written 23 June 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Abbazia dei Santi Salvatore e Cirino