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Abbazia di Sant'Antimo

53024 Castelnuovo Dell'abate, Italy
39 0577 835659
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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

If you are in Monalcino, you have to visit this Abbiazia. This is a great piece of history / monument of architecture - and living catolic church. At certain hours the monks are singing the prayers in the ancient church. Very recommended place !!

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The church, grounds, surrounding landscape is the perfect picture of old world Italy. We stayed in a villa a short walk from the Abbey. Walked there and took many pictures. The architecture is Amazing. Time well spent. Has postcards and other items for small donations....

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Andover, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The Abbey of Sant'Antimo is one of a few places that genuinely leave you with a feeling of peace and of spiritual uplift. If you time your visit to coincide with the monks singing Gregorian plain song do so-you will leave deeply moved.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A tranquil, ancient oasis of peace. Try to stay for the monks' Gregorian chanting, it is truly wonderful. Dress appropriately to visit a church (though there are shawls available at the door if you arrive with bare shoulders). There is parking nearby for small fee and a shop at the end of the driveway that is worth visiting.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We went about 15 minutes before one of the shorter Gregorian Chants (about 15 minutes early) and had a chance to explore the grounds and the Abbey before the tour buses showed up with their clients. The Abbey is located in a beautiful countryside setting and the drive there is wonderful in itself. But definitely plan ahead and time your... More

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Portland, Oregon
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I always attend the Gregorian chant mass (10am, except Sunday when I think it is at 11am) when I am in the area. Very relaxing and inspiring. The building is from the 11th Century and has been restored in the last 25 years by a group of French monks. Hang out after mass to explore the church and the grounds.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Gregorian chanting and numerous praying sessions to view at this 9th century abbey. Check out prayer times in advance if you can.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

The abbey of Sant Antimo is based on 9th century church, rebuilt in 12th century (still pretty old, is it not?). A large Romanesque church, built on the ancient pilgrim road has a beautiful, calm atmosphere inside, Impressive place of meditation force I strongly recommend to visit during wine and nature trips in Tuscany.

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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We went to the Abby to see the full mass. The majority of the mass was done in chant by the monks. Approximately 8 participated. We arrived about 15 minutes early and saw one of the shorter chants, which had few participants. The full mass lasted about one hour, but was a better experience.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Finally.... a barebones ceilinged church. Lovely Romanesque exterior composition appears like an extension of earth upwards to the belltower. Occasional olive trees, cypresses and vineyards punctuates the scenery, pretty much a painter's canvas. Inside is simply adorned. Every light that peers through the window sums up the experience here.....tranquil and sublimal.

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