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Abbazia di Sant'Antimo

53024 Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Montalcino, Italy
+39 0577 835659
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“beautiful abbey” (14 reviews)
“olive trees” (8 reviews)
53024 Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Montalcino, Italy
+39 0577 835659
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a beautiful mid-evil cathedral to see if you’re in the area but I wouldn’t make a special trip to see it. It was nice to look around and I especially enjoyed relaxing in the grass surrounded by olive trees after the visit. I...More

Thank skigal79
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't planned on stopping here, but were intrigued by its dominant physical presence in the area. Lucky we were, as this site was deep with history and import in the region. It has been well preserved and its history is well explained by audio...More

Thank CJB298
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped off to see the abbey whilst on a wine tour of the Tuscany region. It was a nice way to spend an hour. We didn't take the guided tour which was available. The scenery around the abbey was outstanding! The abbey was simplistic...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful location near Montalcino with super surrounding, picture postcard countryside. Free entry to walk in and around the church but for a small fee you can now take a tour of other parts of this historic building. Worth a stop on any tour of Tuscany.

Thank Garry M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We first visited Sant'Antimo nearly twenty years ago. The twelfth-century church is as gorgeous as ever, with wonderful arches, pilasters and columns and a whole series of fascinating sculptures. When we first visited, Benedictine monks were still in residence and we listened to them singing...More

Thank Tony E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rented an Alfa Romeo($33 +11 Euro diesel fuel) at Siena Budget) for a 160 km day trip. The first stop was UNESCO Pienza, then the surrounding hilltop villages of UNESCO Park of Val d'Orcia; Castiglione d'Orcia, San Quirico d'Orca and Montalcino. We had enough...More

Thank Gene J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautifully preserved monastery. Alas the monks no longer reside there. It is simple in design compared to other places of worship in Italy but for me less is more. A very tranquil and peaceful place to spend an hour or two.

Thank psgibbins1
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The abbey came near the end of our day's walking, and with time to spare it would have been wrong not to have a look round. A rumour that there was an entrance fee of 3 euros proved to be incorrect. There is only a...More

Thank anm53
Reviewed 11 October 2017

A well preserved Romanesque pilgrimage church founded by Charlemagne beautifully situated in a valley of quintessential Tuscan scenery.

Thank Ray Q
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We went here hoping to hear gregorian chanting during evening prayers, but on reaching were told that the monks had left years ago. So if that's your only reason for visiting- keep this fact. I But it is a truly lovely drive to the abbey-...More

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10 September 2017|
Response from Loreen K | Reviewed this property |
Hello, the abbey should be open daily 10:30-12:30 and then again 2:30-6:30 pm But the chants are not live anymore ( but recorded) since it was a small group of monks who returned to their order in France. Last I had heard... More
Susan J
10 August 2017|
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Response from NMCate | Reviewed this property |
I have seen the monks do mass as well as other ceremonies in person, but don't remember the years. I do know that there were only 6 to 9 of them over the past few years, so reading the answers to this question has been... More
20 March 2016|
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Response from Shelley W | Reviewed this property |
Hi! There are recordings of gregorian chants being played. It may not be live, but the cathedral is so large and provides the echoes that would give the impression of live singing. It was a worshipful, lovely experience... More