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Boat timings allowed us just over an hour at the Abbazia di Piona. That was sufficient for our purposes, our main interest being in seeing the abbey, and particularly its cloisters, and the ancient well paintings therein. A real sense of history there which certainly...More
This is a nice place to visit. Historically not to meaningful but peaceful and beautiful. It is a nice walk with great views of Lake Como. It is more spiritual and historical. There is a store where you can buy good made by the monks...More
We visited on a Sunday afternoon. The boat - only one service a day - gave us one hour there. The cloister was peaceful, and the church, and there is a grotto with some pilgrims. The souvenir shop has biscuits and another shop offers liqueurs....More
It might be a little bit far off but nevertheless it was worth it! It's a picturesque and peaceful place, you can explore the church and monastery buildings or just walk around the olive grove. The Limoncello crafted by the monks is one of the...More
It is a beautiful place - silent and relaxing.
You can walk through the ancient abbey, enjoying the view of the place as well as lake Como.
The shop is so nice, with all kinds of sweets and remedies made by the monks and nuns...More
the way to the abbazia is very nice , country side way tour, its nice in sunny day but I prefer a autumnal atmosphere or early spring as there is some water on walls and plants .
the abbazia is very ancient and has a...More
Went with my family, wife and 9year son
We enjoyed the view , the abbey the chiostro .
Was Sunday and Given the timing we Also went to the holy mass at 11am
There is a 'copy' of Lourdes Grotto that worth the visit to...More
Big abbey (mostly close to the general public) on a promontory in the northernmost part of Lake Como. Great views, beautiful but largely impenetrable woods, peace and a nice old church and cloister.
It can be reached by boat or by car and if you...More
The satnav we had on the car didn't recognize the abbey and sent us down two dead ends so I suggest you take care on how to get here. There are also a few km of driving down fairly narrow and twisty roads to arrive...More