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The abbey is a beautiful and evocative place mercifully avoided by the hordes of tourists rampaging through the Italy of cliches. The whole complex, from abbey to outbuildings, is in very good repair given its age, and paints a clear picture of what religious life...More
There is a feeling of simplicity with this Abbey. It is an Abbey with architecture that appears simple but is more complicated than at first appearance. The features in the church appear to be symmetric, but they are not!! And also, the staff are kind...More
An impressive building that is exuding its long history; a visit is absolutely to be recommended and one should take his time to wander through the buildings and the garden; men feels humble when faced with this imposing building
If you are in Piedmont, I recommend a trip to Saluzzo. It is a very pretty town with lots of historical buildings to see. There is a bit of a climb to get to some of the places, such as the lovely San Giovanni church,...More
We have been to a lot of castles, churches and abbeys. This one is not a favourite. The road (from Torino) to it is dreary (we saw several hookers waiting by small farmer roads) and the abbey itself is not very glorious. Dark, sober (arcades...More