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“The Jerusalem of Tuscany”. There are 17 chapels and a Monastery. No one was there when we went in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
Well worth a visit!

Antonello was a very entertaining and informative guide. Do check the times. The first tour when we... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2018
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Via San Vivaldo 11, 50050 San Vivaldo, Montaione, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

“The Jerusalem of Tuscany”. There are 17 chapels and a Monastery. No one was there when we went in the morning. The Fresco we saw through the window was beautiful. It would have been great to do the tour, but we did not have time...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Antonello was a very entertaining and informative guide. Do check the times. The first tour when we went was 15:00hrs.

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Reviewed July 10, 2017

I had a blast going to this site in May of 2017. The caretaker, Antonello, was exceptionally helpful and the art students who were on site were very kind. I enjoyed Antonello's tour and look forward to going back to San Vivaldo next summer. Anyone...More

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Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

It's easy to find and the main Church is fairly plain but peaceful and has some impressive statues. It was however quite confusing trying to find the main entrance.. and there was nobody to ask.. we only found the "entrance" as we were leaving! So...More

1  Thank Mark E
Reviewed April 5, 2016

Anyone who knows the whole of "Sacri Monti" (Holy Mountains) of Piedmont and Lombardy (of which today nine are included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites), could be brought to overlook this complex of chapels and terracotta sculptures, as it is alone and isolated. Yet...More

3  Thank Brun066
Reviewed October 31, 2015

Everything was closed apart from the church in total darkness,but the sight of an old Franciscan monk feeding about 20 cats running around the place was interesting. Obviously an important place in the history of pilgrims,it was nice just to be in this small place...More

1  Thank geebee01
Reviewed September 28, 2015

It's an interesting journey to find this place but it is worth it. The chapels and temples were built at the time of the expansion of the Ottoman empire that made travel to Jerusalem a dangerous journey for Christian pilgrims: this site provided a safer...More

1  Thank Derek P
Reviewed July 1, 2015

We visited Sacro Monte de San Vivaldo, on a Sunday , so we were able to hear Mass. The history and the beauty of this place is breathtaking. The forest around the whole area is ideal for a picnic , there wooden tables and chairs...More

1  Thank Anna S
Reviewed May 16, 2015

We made a detour here after a morning in San Gimignano and were really glad we did. We arrived for 3pm (when the site opens) and sure enough a monk from the monastery duly arrived after a few minutes and we enjoyed a private tour...More

2  Thank rcdoc
Reviewed July 9, 2014

The "Jerusalem" of San Vivaldo is a complex of chapels, temples as well as the small church built @ the early 1600's as a pilgrimage for the Jewish people who found it too difficult and dangerous to travel to the real holy sites. Apparently, the...More

1  Thank Fran4715
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