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

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

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

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Dublin, Ireland
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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.

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Trezzo sull'Adda, Italia
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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!

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Gharghur, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 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!!

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Perth, Australia
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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