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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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Beautiful Church. Beautiful Location.

It's a very picturesque church, both inside and out. There are a lot of churches in Italy that we saw, and this was one of the prettiest. Also one of the least crowded, which was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sacramento
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was raining very hard when we arrived. The bookshop was closed. I really came for the birds, but there was no birding due to serious rains and winds. We were lucky enough to catch the Gregorian chant from monks and that was hypnotic! The Abbey building is pretty bare bones, but it’s a pretty area. I wish it was... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a very picturesque church, both inside and out. There are a lot of churches in Italy that we saw, and this was one of the prettiest. Also one of the least crowded, which was nice for a change. The drive from Montalcino is short, and also dotted with wineries. So, you know, two reasons to make the trip. When... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Resist the temptation to drive there from Montalcino; instead go round the long way (yes, steep hairpin bends and all) via Castelnuovo dell'Abate, so you see Sant'Antimo for the first time as you gaze over the ridge at the secluded valley it inhabits. Ignore the coach tours and the touristy trappings - they don't matter. Nothing can impinge on the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We coincided our visit with the Sunday morning in order to enjoy the Gregorian chant mass. We got the last of the seats at the back of the church and sat through the entire mass. Although we did not understand a single word, we felt at peace among the worshippers. I used my iPad to record different segments of the... More 

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Del Mar, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

A beautiful historic monastary outside of Montalcino. We were here last year and just happened on a time during which the were monks chanting. Definitely a cool experience. This year we tried to time our visit around the chanting but discovered that the monks had recently returned to France. Check the website before visiting. Regardless, it is worth the journey!

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Vicenza, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

The Abbey is a wonderful place to visit in between wineries when you are in the Montalcino area. It's very close to one of the best spots in the area for producing wine, Uccelliera. The grounds are very well kept and it offers some stunning views of the Tuscan countryside.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I stopped in for evening prayer, which is song by six monks: Monday to Saturday at 9 am and 19:00 Sunday at 18:30 So there were about nine of us there sitting in this ancient church. When the service ended everyone said their "hellos" and left. I remained and sat for about 15 minutes in the most beautiful and peaceful... More 

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Saginaw, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, is a former Benedictine monastery in the comune of Montalcino, Tuscany, central Italy. It is approximately 10 km from Montalcino. It is one of the most beautiful Romanesque churches in Italy. The church dates from the 12th century. It sits in a large valley with views of the hill town Castelnuovo dell'Abate, rolling hills covered in olive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The Abbey of Sant 'Atimo is a beautiful old building beautifully situated in the Tuscan countryside. It is historically and architecturally significant, but it has been so heavily restored that it is unclear to me just how much of the original building is left. It is worth a visit to see the Abbey and, if it fits into your schedule,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is a plain and beautiful old church in beautiful countryside, part of a working monastery. Well worth the detour for a fuller appreciation of the history and culture of Tuscany.

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