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Abbazia di Sant'Antimo

53024 Castelnuovo Dell'abate, Italy
39 0577 835659
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We travelled for about 45 minutes from the home we rented in Tuscany to hear the Gregorian chant of the monks. The setting is lovely and we enjoyed the short service. We also hiked up the nearby trail and visited two wineries. A nice change of pace during our trip.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We were staying at Castello Di Velona, just about 5 minutes away so how could we not stop here. The setting is amazing as you drive close by and look down into the valley to see this beautiful church. We walked the grounds enjoying the surrounding vines and olive trees while looking at the details of the building. We then... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Visiting the Abbey was the high point of my trip to Italy. The quietness of the countryside, the long walk from our lodging, Locando Sant Antimo, perfectly layed the ground for a moving celebration of the Lord's supper with the 6 monks who conducted the service. I was able to attend several of the daily offices because my friend and... More

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Searcy, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

If you ever get the opportunity to visit this monastery do not pass it up. The location is perfect and hearing monks chant is an inspiring event. I will mark the visit to this place as a highlight in my travels.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Hearing the monks chant was quite a moving experience. The church is beautiful and the landscape surrounding the church is extremely beautiful and breathtaking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This is a truly beautiful church and an amazing experience if you are staying in the area. One of the most peaceful services you will ever see. Even if you don't have time to see the monks chant, try to visit the Abbey, it is worth it!

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