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Abbazia di Sant'Antimo

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Address: , 53024 Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Montalcino, Italy
Phone Number: 39 0577 835659
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Incredibly serene

Very beautiful from afar, or up close, the simplicity inside is lovely. The vineyards surrounding it make it even more magical...

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful from afar, or up close, the simplicity inside is lovely. The vineyards surrounding it make it even more magical...

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Gaeta, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I read about this Abbey and was excited to visit it. I am a non practicing Catholic. I participated at the 11 Sunday 11 o'clock Mass, and I must say that it was beautiful, I got emotional at seeing the rays of sunlight coming through the windows and lighting up the cross, and hearing the gregorian chants during the mass..... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Worth the trip by ca,r bus or taxi from Montalcino, this peaceful, isolated monastery is truly unaffected by modern times. The quality of light that streams in throughout the day is stunning. We wanted to stay for the Gregorian chants but time would not allow..judging from the height of the ceilings I'm sure the sound would be amazing...don't miss this... More 

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

the abbazia di Sant'Antimo is a must if you are in this part of Tuscancy. Maintained currently by seven Norbertine Canons who sing the office in latin seven times a day (one of them is tone deaf but their CDs are well worth it.) However you get here, this is worth the journey. you can drive and there is parking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

As you approach the abbey you are struck by the beauty of the surroundings and the abby itself. There is a bookshop first about 1/2 km up the road from the abbey, with the abbey beer and jams, wine, books and ice-cream for sale. We visited with teenage children and spent an hour in and around the abbey and then... More 

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Palermo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Amazing! You cannot miss it if you are in that country. On August it can be very hot. You should avoid midday. On sunset you will find a wonderful atmosphere!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My wife and I and two other couples spent 10 days in Tuscany, driving out every day and seeing wonderful towns and glorious scenery. On our way from Montalcino to Pienza, we took a detour to visit this abbey. A thousand years old and once again home to monks, we were all enchanted by its setting in a valley -... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Staying just outside Montalcino we decided to take the old pilgrim route on foot to the abbey. On our second attempt, the first being aborted due to following the wrong track, we approached from the woods above the valley bathed in the early morning sunlight, exquisite, to arrive at the abbey during morning mass and the Gregorian chants from monks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Amazing place, if you can, try to catch the Gregorian mass, a unique experience!!! You can check the timings on internet or your hotel can help you. If you are driving, there is a parking outside where you can leave your car, very handy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The history is amazing and location is so remote. It's just there in the middle of grape vines and olive trees. Very serene. We were there for the early morning service and are glad that we went and experienced it.

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