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Abbazia di Santa Maria di Vezzolano

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Abbazia di Santa Maria di Vezzolano

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Filippo_Radicati wrote a review Apr 2020
Palo Alto, California11 contributions9 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: May 2019
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olditaliantree wrote a review Sep 2019
Piemonte84 contributions7 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Luca C wrote a review Apr 2018
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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
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Date of experience: November 2017
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paolocav82 wrote a review Apr 2018
Avigliana, Italy55 contributions19 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Su W wrote a review Aug 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands14 contributions22 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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