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Hidden Gem - See it as it's being restored!

This lovely walled monastery is an easy 20 minute drive north of Lecce and it's not to be missed if... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2018
Niwotois
,
Boulder, Colorado
It will be beautiful when completely restored...

We stopped in our way to Lecce from Bari and it was a nice surprise. The little church is at the... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2017
Óscar M
,
Albacete, Spain
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Strada Provinciale Squinzano Casalabate, km 5.900 | sul navigatore non si trova perché l'Abbazia è a Lecce con cap 73100, non, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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Reviewed May 24, 2018

This lovely walled monastery is an easy 20 minute drive north of Lecce and it's not to be missed if you like art, architecture or restoration efforts. It is in the process of being restored (with great sensitivity, in my opinion) in conjuntion with FAI...More

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Reviewed December 12, 2017

We stopped in our way to Lecce from Bari and it was a nice surprise. The little church is at the moment in full restoring works (december 2017), but it will be reopened during first months of 2018. The paintings are beautiful even if damaged,...More

2  Thank Óscar M
Reviewed August 5, 2017

Well worth a visit to this ancient abbey. Super frescoes and atmosphere. You get a real sense of it's past, how it operated and what FAI are doing to preserve it for future generations. Very friendly service.

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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Thanks to the efforts of FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano) this jewel of an abbey is well maintained and worth a visit. The central portal contains scenes from the Nativity of Christ, the capitals of the attached cloister feature a variety of interesting, different themed capitals....More

2  Thank Bob B
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