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Medieval Architecture

This little Cistercian Abbey is charming. Its lack of ornamentation gives it a very peaceful air... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2017
Amy R
Peaceful and remote

We were the only visitors there for most of the visit.I was interested in the books in the small... read more

Reviewed January 17, 2017
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Oct 26, 2017
“Medieval Architecture”
Aug 18, 2017
“Interesting quick place to visit”
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+39 0773 30013
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Reviewed October 26, 2017

This little Cistercian Abbey is charming. Its lack of ornamentation gives it a very peaceful air. The "restoration" of the floor is an absolute disgrace. The cloister is quite beautiful as well.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Amy R
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

Doesn't take long to visit. Great panoramic view outside, pretty church and fabulous cloisters. Great place to take in ahead of visiting Sermoneta or on your way out. Loads of parking in the shade and no entrance fee just some boxes for donations.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Sean H
Reviewed January 17, 2017

We were the only visitors there for most of the visit.I was interested in the books in the small museum.The custodian was extremely helpful and enthusiastic and I ended up buying quite a few.The Cloisters are beautiful.Unspoiled and atmospheric.. The abbey church is open to...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed September 7, 2016

You can easily combine seeing this with the Giardino di Ninfa and Castello Caetani in Sermoneta - just be aware of the different opening times! We arrived just as the evening service was starting so encountered quite a number of Italians making a last minute...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed September 1, 2016

When you arrive, before you enter the beautiful cloister, take in the gorgeous view....It is really peaceful and beautiful..The cloister are quiet, peaceful and interesting. Worth a stop but not too much time is needed.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Worth the visit. The church is a bit dissapointing because of the remodelling and the lack of original frescoes, but the cloister is very interesting and very well preserved. Nice view and easy parking.

Date of experience: January 2013
Thank Romanbiker
Reviewed December 28, 2012

The abbey of Valvisciolo is a beautiful example of cistercian abbey on the foot steps of the Lepini mountains, located between the medieval villages of Sermoneta and Norma. Inside the church you should definitely see the frescoes in the Chapel of San Lorenzo, but the...More

Date of experience: December 2012
Thank GiorgioBlum
Reviewed September 22, 2012

For a small donation you will be shown around the chapel and cloisters of this remarkable old edifice.

Date of experience: September 2012
Thank Vincef53
Reviewed August 12, 2012

Very old and timeless place. Monks here produce oil and chocolate. If you like the "Vampire Chronicles" mood, this is the place.

Date of experience: August 2012
Thank Bernie T
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