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Abbazia di Sant'Antimo

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Address: 53024 Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Montalcino, Italy
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Beautiful from the outside but less interesting inside

I find it a little bit strange that you have to pay to park here but at least the abbey itself is for free. Although I liked it and I highly recommend it, it was most beautiful... read more

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83 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I find it a little bit strange that you have to pay to park here but at least the abbey itself is for free. Although I liked it and I highly recommend it, it was most beautiful from the outside within the landscape.

Thank Jokebroekmans
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful abbey to drive by if you have time in the area - beautiful grounds and a really well preserved landmark.

Thank Stella_1834
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Abbazia is in a beautiful setting--maybe the prettiest in Italy. The only disappointment is that it seems to be getting more notice, so the crowds are getting bigger. Ugh.

Thank NMCate
Rome, Italy
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61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

We enjoyed seeing this beautiful church on a sunny April morning. The design is lovely and the idea that the earliest parts of the building were created in about 900 and 1100 AD amazed me. Such incredible designs and techniques were used to build this ancient church

Thank seattlefoodlover2016
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31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

The place is centuries old (built in 813!). Recently, brothers of monastery came back and started renovations. The services including weddings take place there. At the right from the entrance there is a breath-taking quotation is written. I got inspired by this place. Wish to come back to stay for a while and study this place better.

Thank Iryna K
carlsbad ca
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46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Built by Charlemagne, this Abbey is amazing. So cool to sit in the chapel, and experience the chanting of the Monks.

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Perugia, Italy
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302 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I've visited,and taken visitors,to see this almost unbelievable church many times but my heart isn't in it any more. It has turned back into a beautiful shell as it was for many centuries before the White Friars came from France in the 1980's and brought it back to life. I don 't know the reasons for their departure or if... More 

Thank Cocciolino2015
Aurora, Illinois
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61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Take a break from visiting the wineries near Montalcino and re-fuel your soul at this peaceful abbey, supposedly built by Charlemagne. If you get lucky, you might even hear the monks known for their Gregorian chants. If not, there might be recordings playing in the abbey adding to the ambiance. The setting is incredible.

Thank SFVFoodie
Magnolia, Texas
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48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Absolutely worth visiting. It was February when we visited and it was beautiful. I am sure in spring and summer the grounds would be stunning. No Gregorian chants while we visited that was unfortunate, however, I always need a reason to return.

Thank sowwendy
Rome, Lazio, Italy
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Away from the wine tasters and surrounded by the beauty of the Montalcino region this church is beautiful in is simplicity. When we visited the place there were only a few people and we could hear Gregorian church songs from the distance. Absolutely worth a 30 minute visit

Thank Rob W

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