What a terrific little place! We were in Montalcino for a winery visit, and we wanted to hear the monks sing in prayer. We arrived about 45 minutes before the scheduled prayer and walked around and inside the abbey.
I was expecting a full chorus, but about 4 monks appeared from the side walls and walked to their places. It was still pretty cool.
It's a difficult place to visit without a car. As the monks began to chant, two bus loads of people walked through the doors. It kinda ruined the serenity of it all. I wish people can be mindful of the prayer times so you can sit in the pews in silence.
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