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Abbazia di Piona

| Piona, Colico, Italy
+39 0341 940331
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Colico
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Loved the tranquility. Very pretty views of Lake Como. I bought a beautiful stone cross for my home - made by hand by the shop lady's daughter. Very nice artwork, and we also bought a delicious peach liqueur to take home with us

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Hopewell, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Beautiful and peaceful, as others have said. The staff were also very kind. However, if you're taking the ferry around the lake, be aware that the ferries stop there very rarely. One can tour the Abbey and taste the liqueurs, but it's difficult to occupy six hours otherwise.

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Davie, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

The abbey of Piona is a delightful place to visit, the small church and cloister is moderately interesting for the average visitor but are quite delightful for admirers of religious architecture. I found the peaceful atmosphere of the gardens and grotto of our Lady quite relaxing. There was only a handful of visitors during my visit . The monks have... More

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Birzebbuga, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We went to Abbazia di Piona on a Monday morning. It was not crowded, and we went in the chapel and in the monastery. Outside, even on the way to, there are spectacular views of Lake Como. We were unlucky to find maintenance works, but I recommend it if you're near Piona.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

and spend a few hours in complete peace (if not too crowded...). Scenic views and location. Lovely church and cloister.

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Mougins, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

A visit to the Piona Abbey is a great experience. The Abbey's church is an excellent example of Cestercian architecture. The visitor can buy in the Abbey's shop good wine, liqueurs, honey and other produce made in the monastery. The route to the Abbey is very picturesque and the views to Lake Como spectacular.

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