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Abbazia di Chiaravalle

Via Sant'Arialdo 102, 20139 Milan, Italy
+39 02 5740 3404
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I took the local bus out from the southern side of Milan to Chiaravalle. It's obviously suffering... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Cebu Island, Philippines
Great History, Gregorian Chants

Local friend recommended this and Eyewitness Guide described a beautiful, historical Abby, and said... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
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Via Sant'Arialdo 102, 20139 Milan, Italy
+39 02 5740 3404
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

I took the local bus out from the southern side of Milan to Chiaravalle. It's obviously suffering from the years of misuse in its recent history, but enough remains to make this interesting. It's a beautiful Abbey, those walls hide almost a thousand years of...More

1  Thank phandil
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Local friend recommended this and Eyewitness Guide described a beautiful, historical Abby, and said we could hear monks chanting. The hotel concierge verified times by calling, however it was pretty tricky to get inside here, due to lack of signage, language difficulties, and the monk's...More

1  Thank momsuptoolate
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The abbey is simply beautiful. Surrounded by nature, with church, monastery, cloister... The main "square" with arcades it's just lovely. It's a nice stop outside busy Milan. And also the monks are very active - selling organic products from their gardens in a shop inside...More

Thank Marybee_DD
Reviewed 24 June 2016

A step back in time, it is truly breathtaking! Make sure you research before you go to understand where you are going, or it will be just photographs only

1  Thank vicpk
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

This Abbazia is on the outskirts of Milan so a bit of a trip to this medieval church but if you are around this area it's well worth visiting

Thank Martino B
Reviewed 29 October 2015

A great place to visit immersed in what is now a park all around the city. It is not far from the city centre. Just do not go there on Mondays, they are closed. The history of the abbey is so fascinating and it will...More

Thank Taenkare
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

We were staying at Viale Campania about 5km walk from the Abbazia. Today, Sunday, took out morning walk out to the Abbey which took an hour...including passing THE Milan city boundary sign!! The walk showed how quickly the high density of Milan apartment blocks changes...More

2  Thank RGSCEW
Reviewed 11 August 2015

See my tips on getting there at end of review. This is a beautiful peaceful place a bus journey into the attractive countryside ouside Milan. There was a very helpful girl at reception who supplied us with the last copy of the English guide book...More

1  Thank Hillcrest_8
Reviewed 29 June 2015

We thought we were being really sensible by going here on a Monday, not a Sunday, since we assumed that services would be going on. Alas, we were wrong. Almost everything was shut. We did get to have a look inside the abbey itself, and...More

2  Thank Meg D
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Beautiful abbey stunning frescoes and choir stalls. Pick up Jacob a monk who will give a free 2/3 hour talk all in Italian. Good shop with plenty of goods made by the monks. DO NOT use toilets ... Hole in the ground smelt disgusting. The...More

Thank sunshiner
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