Magnificent old Roman church .. what a church should be. Humble and profound on the way or from Montalcino
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A beautiful religious site where to enjoy either the peacefulness it evokes and/or the beauty of the surroundings.
This was a beautiful mid-evil cathedral to see if you’re in the area but I wouldn’t make a special trip to see it. It was nice to look around and I especially enjoyed relaxing in the grass surrounded by olive trees after the visit. I...More
We hadn't planned on stopping here, but were intrigued by its dominant physical presence in the area. Lucky we were, as this site was deep with history and import in the region. It has been well preserved and its history is well explained by audio...More
We stopped off to see the abbey whilst on a wine tour of the Tuscany region. It was a nice way to spend an hour. We didn't take the guided tour which was available. The scenery around the abbey was outstanding! The abbey was simplistic...More
Beautiful location near Montalcino with super surrounding, picture postcard countryside. Free entry to walk in and around the church but for a small fee you can now take a tour of other parts of this historic building. Worth a stop on any tour of Tuscany.
We first visited Sant'Antimo nearly twenty years ago. The twelfth-century church is as gorgeous as ever, with wonderful arches, pilasters and columns and a whole series of fascinating sculptures. When we first visited, Benedictine monks were still in residence and we listened to them singing...More
We rented an Alfa Romeo($33 +11 Euro diesel fuel) at Siena Budget) for a 160 km day trip. The first stop was UNESCO Pienza, then the surrounding hilltop villages of UNESCO Park of Val d'Orcia; Castiglione d'Orcia, San Quirico d'Orca and Montalcino. We had enough...More
Beautifully preserved monastery. Alas the monks no longer reside there. It is simple in design compared to other places of worship in Italy but for me less is more. A very tranquil and peaceful place to spend an hour or two.
The abbey came near the end of our day's walking, and with time to spare it would have been wrong not to have a look round. A rumour that there was an entrance fee of 3 euros proved to be incorrect. There is only a...More