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Abbazia di Santa Maria di Vezzolano

Piazza Abbazia Vezzolano, 14020 Albugnano, Italy
+39 011 992 0607
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Small, well preserved Abbey

This abbey, which has a history going back to the 11th century, has some exceptional features... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Jose H
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A breathtaking experience

Stand with your back to the door and marvel at the Jubé - that's what the guide called it - a... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2016
paulandmoni
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Piazza Abbazia Vezzolano, 14020 Albugnano, Italy
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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

This abbey, which has a history going back to the 11th century, has some exceptional features, foremost of which is the screen that separates the apse of the church from the vestibule. Something new I learned was the churches built at that time used astronomy...More

Thank Jose H
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Stand with your back to the door and marvel at the Jubé - that's what the guide called it - a mysterious and astonishing addition to the nave that separates you initially from the main body of the church - you won't see many like...More

1  Thank paulandmoni
Reviewed 20 September 2016

The abbey was recommended to us by the manager of the airbnb cottage we rented in Arignano. The day was perfect, and we had a very pleasant short drive through the rolling hills of Piedmont. The abbey is a few km from Albugnano (see separate...More

1  Thank arniearn
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

A delight. Takes you to another time. Or better yet, quietly brings the adoration of another time to you now. A nearby small cafe served delightful fresh peaches, still warm from the sun, with vanilla gelato. Off the beaten path.

1  Thank John C
Reviewed 26 April 2016

- This church dates back to 1095 and immersed in the lush of greenery around and we took a nice car drive to reach this magnificent historical place. - Near this church we also visited the PARCO DELLE RIMEMBRANZE located in Albugnano (AT) from where...More

1  Thank SMSLifeStyle
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Everything of this visit is amazing, even when you are driving there you'll be surprised by the enchanting panoramas hidden around every corner. What you will find visiting the Abbazia is beauty and quietness. This ancient building is surrounded by a breath-taking nature (woods and...More

2  Thank Stefano B
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Lovely old abbey that dates to the 13th century. Interesting historical and architectural information at the site.

Thank kt1952
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Could spend hours in there. Very, very old roman style abbey and very magical. The artwork alone is marvelous. Surviving many hundreds of years and the architecture is just fascinating.

1  Thank Pat R
Reviewed 18 August 2015

A great place with surprising details of roman/gothic architecture. Has been renovated not too long ago to restore some of the old wall paintings. If you happen to get offered a guide through the abbey, I highly recommend to take it. We had a female...More

1  Thank NicoG85
Reviewed 13 March 2015

A magic location, on Monferrato hills, a site rich in history and - above all - a high artwork, for its architecture, sculpture and frescoes.

1  Thank 187850Longobardo
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