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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was the first sight we visited once we arrived in Tuscany and it was a lovely experience. It is peaceful and quiet, you can enjoy the views all around the place, visit the garden which is amazing and just relax while visiting the monastery

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A pleasant uncrowded stop in the countryside. The audio tour of the church and attached rooms was worthwhile. The first 30 minutes of the audio tour are a self-tour of the church interior. During the second 30 minutes of the audio tour a person leads...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank JeffB4706
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are driving in the Tuscan countryside, this is a must see site. Sant'Antimo is an 8th century abbey founded by Charlemagne located in a most beautiful and typically Tuscan setting. The views of the abbey from a distance and the views from the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a stop on a day where the itinerary was more full than it should have been. We stayed longer than we anticipated, visiting the abbey and strolling the herb garden. A beautiful location, and some much needed peace and quiet.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building in a stunning setting. Well worth a drive from Montalcino. Take refreshments as there is there is no bar/restaurant facility onsite.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ViewFromTheAbbey
Reviewed August 16, 2019

We read reviews that the monks were likely not singing anymore, nor even there (maybe 2 left?), having been reassigned to another monastery. So sadly it felt more like visiting a museum than a church with piped in Gregorian chant music) and the gift store...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Anna E
Reviewed August 14, 2019 via mobile

This is a monastery dating back several hundred years. It is not near any major city and you can just imagine the hardships of life in this type of environment. The monastery was an active church until a few years ago, but it is still...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 372jl
Reviewed August 10, 2019

When driving along the road from Montalcino the Abbey literally jumps out of the landscape - set amongst an olive grove and vineyards far below the road with a large hill in the background. It's simply a stunning setting and the view from the road...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful monastery! Absolutely stunning in its simplicity. From the stone and brickwork to its beautiful wood rafter ceiling to the lifesize cross with an ncredible representation of Christ’s crucifixion.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sean B
Reviewed August 5, 2019

Nice setting and informative audio guide. Herb garden was interesting but needed some attention. Pharmacy was disappointing - just a souvenir shop really...

Date of experience: August 2019
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783sharon
May 16, 2018|
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There are Chants sung at specific hours each day.
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April 16, 2018|
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Response from Stamatis B | Reviewed this property |
There are Chants at specific hours each day.
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Response from Loreen K | Reviewed this property |
Hello, the abbey should be open daily 10:30-12:30 and then again 2:30-6:30 pm But the chants are not live anymore ( but recorded) since it was a small group of monks who returned to their order in France. Last I had heard... More
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