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Abbazia di Piona

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Address: | Piona, 23823, Colico, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0341 940331
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2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Thu 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Piona Abbey

A peaceful abbey overlooking Lake Como was the much needed sight after touring Florence and Tuscan hill towns. This is an active monastery. The monks here make herbal teas... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
San Francisco, California
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Magnetic Island, Australia
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

I took a drive down to the beautiful Abbazia. It was covered in leaves and looked kind of mystical and romantic. While the gates were open and there was plenty of parking, and a few other tourists around, most of the gates to gardens and other parts were closed. The snack bar looked like it had been closed for weeks,... More 

Thank Nat P
San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

A peaceful abbey overlooking Lake Como was the much needed sight after touring Florence and Tuscan hill towns. This is an active monastery. The monks here make herbal teas, honey and medicinal liqueurs. An unexpected treat was the exhibit of paintings of one of the monks.

Thank Owlflight
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Unmissable. Nature in perfect harmony with meditation ambient. Hopefully you will See the monks singing gregorian chants.

1 Thank Osni_Souza
Melbourne, Australia
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131 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This is definitely worth a look if you're in the area. I'd rate it 'Good' (ie higher than average.) The cloisters are peaceful, elegant and old. You can buy trinkets and the monastery liqueur at the shop. You can visit the hole in the wall cafe and have a drink and sit by the lake and look at the fabulous... More 

Thank Helen A
Houston, Texas
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Old 1000 yr old church overlooking Lake Como. Monks still live there and the church is amazing. Worth the 15 minute drive from Colico. Monks even sell alcohol there. Also, don't walk on the grass. Groundskeeper is very anal about that. Oops.

Thank Ron D
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43 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Firstly, don't even think of using the toilette at this location. Just a disgrace considering the numbers of visitors and donations received. The worst facilities I've seen in over two weeks of European travel. Secondly, I believe a vehicle is a must so whether you wish to devote the time is entirely up to you. I personally have viewed more... More 

Thank David P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. Stunning views and stunning architecture. Very peaceful place to relax and enjoy.

Thank Alistair T
Dublin, Ireland
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51 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is a working Abbey that makes and sells its own products, including honey, soaps and lots and lots of booze. Easy to reach by car or by the boats that criss-cross the lake. Spend only an hour at most though - no real restaurant here, just a snack bar. But a good way-stop as you tour the lake.

Thank EuroYankee
Trezzo sull'Adda, Italia
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

it is a really well conserved abbey, directly on the lakefront of a hill, isolated from the villages around. monks still leave and work here, selling the homemade products of the vineyard. highly recommended to have a look to the hole collection of homemade spirits, especially the famous Gocce Imperiali!

1 Thank DavideLenz
Gharghur, Malta
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34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

soooooooooooooo beautiful and such scenic views, the only con was that it was raining hard when we were there so we couldn't enjoy its gardens as much as we wanted to!!

1 Thank Stephania P

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