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Abbazia di Sant'Antimo

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Address: 53024 Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Montalcino, Italy
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+39 0577 835659
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Worth the drive from anywhere in Tuscany

This is a wonderfully maintained Abbey in Tuscany. There is a 500 + year old history here that cannot be missed in your anywhere in the area. Just to walk around the grounds and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is a wonderfully maintained Abbey in Tuscany. There is a 500 + year old history here that cannot be missed in your anywhere in the area. Just to walk around the grounds and in the structures is breathtaking.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

In my honeymoon we visited the abbey while staying nearby and were immediately captures by its medieval beauty sitting in perfect harmony within the val d'orcia! If you're nearby please pay a visit: it's worth it!

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We arrived at the abbey in pouring rain and had to wait some minutes before we could venture outside. Building of the abbey, originally a Benedictine monastery, commenced in 1118 and ended in 1260. Sant’Antimo was closed down in 1462 and it was not until the 1980s that the monastery was returned to its spiritual life. A small community of... More 

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Hasselt, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

If you are on a wine tour in Montalcino, add additional time to visit the Abbazia. While driving towards it, enjoy the landscape and suddenly and unexpected you will see miles away a simple but great church. Enjoy the simple but beautiful architecture, paintings and sculptures. But above all, enjoy the silence !

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

From up on the hill if you look down into the valley you can see the grand Abbazia di Sant'Antimo looming in a large field. I was invited to attend a concert of ancient music in the abbey. It was a fantastic experience. But the architecture and grounds are enough to make the visit incredibly interesting. A lifetime memory for... More 

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This was my second visit to this 11th Century former Benedictine monastery in Tuscany, not far from Montalcino and I couldn't wait to return and show my husband why I loved it so. These are the main reasons; its simplicity and all encompassing serenity, its incomparable position in the stunning countryside & its beautiful architecture, all set this abbey way... More 

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san rafael ca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The drive here was lovely - as is all of Tuscany! The Abbazia and surroundings are picture perfect. We made special plans to be here when the monks are chanting -- per the information on the website but were disappointed that the monks do not visit nor chant in person. (A recording.) But the chapel is beautiful -- so historic.... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

What a beautiful place.We were lucky to be there one day just before the buses got there. The chanting was filling the space, recorded but still beautiful. Extremely photogenic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Nestled in a valley, about 10 kms away from Montalcino, this is an extraordinarily serene and picturesque location seemingly in the middle of nowhere. It is surrounded by vineyards, meadows and olive groves with views of the hill town Castelnuovo dell'Abate in the distance, and chirping birds for company. It brought back fond memories of Senanque Abbey, another spectacular setting... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We happened to be staying near the abbey and stopped by for an unplanned visit. I am glad that we did not go out of our way since although it was stunningly beautiful from the outside, the inside was unspectacular and we could not get in to see anything else on the grounds. Worth a very quick visit but plan... More 

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