Abbazia di Santa Maria di Vezzolano

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Abbazia di Santa Maria di Vezzolano

Abbazia di Santa Maria di Vezzolano
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Filippo_Radicati
Palo Alto, CA10 contributions
May 2019
An old monastery, reputedly founded under, or by Charlemagne, The main church is a typical example of Romanesque style (12th century). Note the very rare rood screen in the middle of the main nave. Very few rood screens were preserved in Catholic Churches after the 16th century. Then move on the the cloister with one wall covered in frescoes, rather well preserved. A jewel
Written April 20, 2020
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olditaliantree
Piemonte88 contributions
Sep 2019
The Abbey is a fascinating venue, nested in a green and quaint valley. The architecture is an interesting mix of Romanesque and Gothic, with a rare and very interesting screen separating the central nave. Very interesting decorations, a nice Gothic Altar and a wonderful cloister with frescoes will make the visit worth to anybody interested in art and history.
Written September 15, 2019
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Luca C
173 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
Maybe the most noteful abbey in Piedmont, because of his antiquity and the mixed shape between romanic and gothic. Very interesting, in my opinion, the frescos in the cloister. Another motive of interest is the sorrounding landscape, the green (or yellow-red, according to the season) hills of Monferrato. Even if you like hiking, there are many trails that touch the abbey. I enjoyed a free guided tour at 11 o'clock in the morning, see the schedule on internet because these guided tour are only eventually
Written April 22, 2018
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paolocav82
Avigliana, Italy59 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
The Abbey suddenly appears nestled btween gently hills. The architecture from outside will trick you as one of the aisle has been included in the courtyard. Entering the structure you'll find immediatly a peculiar structure called rood screen that is rare to find in Italian churches but is pretty common in France. The whole structure is very well conserved, and it's possible to visit almost every room. The suggestion is to put this place as a must see during one of the many food and wine event in the area.
Written April 11, 2018
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Su W
Amsterdam, The Netherlands14 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
What a magnificent Abbey, worth every minute it took to get there. The church, dates back to the 11th century and has fabulous decorations, statues and frescoes. It is trul;y a Medieval architectural treasure.
Written August 24, 2017
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Jose H
1,154 contributions
May 2017
This abbey, which has a history going back to the 11th century, has some exceptional features, foremost of which is the screen that separates the apse of the church from the vestibule. Something new I learned was the churches built at that time used astronomy and the saint's day to whom the church was dedicated to determine the position of the apse.
Written May 18, 2017
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paulandmoni
Schorndorf10 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
Stand with your back to the door and marvel at the Jubé - that's what the guide called it - a mysterious and astonishing addition to the nave that separates you initially from the main body of the church - you won't see many like this no matter how far you travel. The cloisters are delightful - the frescoes captivating.
Written October 14, 2016
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arniearn
Saint Louis, MO70 contributions
Sep 2016
The abbey was recommended to us by the manager of the airbnb cottage we rented in Arignano. The day was perfect, and we had a very pleasant short drive through the rolling hills of Piedmont. The abbey is a few km from Albugnano (see separate review for the restaurant there). It is in a beautiful setting, and there were only a few people visiting. The mixture of Romanesque and Gothic architecture is striking, and carvings and frescoes, have, where needed been restored. No problem with photos, although they do ask to refrain from flash.There are helpful explanations in Italian, English and German.

The overall ambiance is quite peaceful and beautiful. My wife said she liked it better than the duomo in Siena. This is an apples/oranges comparison--the scale of the abbey and it's craftsmanship does not approach the duomo, but it is so much more serene than the chaos of the larger, more public sites. I wouldn't come to Piedmont just for the abbey, but if you are here (and we recommend it) near Torino, please consider visiting.
Written September 20, 2016
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John C
Kyoto Prefecture, Japan8 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
A delight. Takes you to another time. Or better yet, quietly brings the adoration of another time to you now. A nearby small cafe served delightful fresh peaches, still warm from the sun, with vanilla gelato. Off the beaten path.
Written July 2, 2016
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SMSLifeStyle
Italy153 contributions
Apr 2016 • Family
- This church dates back to 1095 and immersed in the lush of greenery around and we took a nice car drive to reach this magnificent historical place.
- Near this church we also visited the PARCO DELLE RIMEMBRANZE located in Albugnano (AT) from where one can explore the vineyards of Asti zone which is also famous for wine FREISA. & MALVASIA.
- We visited on 25th April when Italy celebrates LIBERATION DAY and we felt so sad to see in this beautiful park around the tombs of the brave soldiers people enjoying picnic, with many motorbikes plus bikers around, young generation of Italy speaking in foul language with no sense of respect or care.
- No guards around to take care of this historical place.
- Request to Comune to kindly preserve this heritage place & sight from those people who have no respect for the mankind and who do not understand the value/ sacrifice of those soldiers "Thanks to them" they are enjoying this FREEDOM in Italy.
Written April 26, 2016
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