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Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore

53041, Asciano, Italy
+39 0577 707611
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Wonderful visit

What a fun experience! We visited most of the museums and churches in the popular cities in Italy... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Beautiful 13th Centuries Frescoes

A Benedicting Monastery and Abbey, the cloister walls were paitend with frescoes by Signorelly and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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53041, Asciano, Italy
+39 0577 707611
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a fun experience! We visited most of the museums and churches in the popular cities in Italy but loved visiting this site off the beaten path! The wood work, the frescoes (which you HAVE to know the story to appreciate, thank you Roberto!), and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

A Benedicting Monastery and Abbey, the cloister walls were paitend with frescoes by Signorelly and Sodoma, the latter the most interesting one. Definitely worth visiting as they have all mods and cons.

Thank Martino56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a nice drive up to this remote location and you won't be disappointed. HINT: Do check opening times, you need to arrive early or after 3pm because the site is usually closed between noon & 3pm. Check the website since this can vary. We...More

2  Thank Paul L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You'll need perhaps an hour or so for the visit. We toured the church, the grounds and library on a Sunday so there were lots of people but certainly not crowded.

Thank TravellingSMH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very peaceful monastery, not too far from Siena. Car park isn't very big, so if arriving in peak season, I'd advise to arrive at opening time. Good views from across the valley (on the road approaching the monastery). There's quite a lot to see including...More

Thank Tim Y
Reviewed April 24, 2017

We arrived by car as a side trip while traveling from Montepulciano to Siena. Pay parking is plentiful however we parked for free at the foot of the entrance road. After walking through the draw bridge gate, we proceed down a wide, shady brick walk...More

1  Thank James F
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

We came to the abbey on a last minute and unplanned detour - what a treasure it is! It is an incredibly tranquil spot - rosy, brick buildings bathed in sunlight within the cool and shady mountain pine forests. The inlaid choir stalls are beautiful...More

1  Thank JBCtwinstars
Reviewed January 29, 2017

The idea of "reviewing" a place like this seems odd to me; MOM doesn't need my help, it is quite simply one of the wonders of the art world and a spiritual center of other worlds. Just take your time...often, you may even be alone...More

2  Thank Vicarmuddlebush
Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

A working Monastery that also has its own award winning vineyard. St Benedict started his Order here, the history of their wine is 700 years old. Recommended.

Thank Catriona M
Reviewed November 18, 2016

It was off the normal path for us, but we took a long drive from Montipulciano, followed our map and discovered Monte Oliveto Maggiore, a monk’s retreat in the Tuscan Crete area. It was beautifully isolated in the middle of nowhere. It’s an early part...More

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Can you tell me what time of day and day of week you visited. We are planning a trip in September and your experience sounds great.
February 2, 2017|
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Response from LauraLeeTraveler | Reviewed this property |
I believe our visit was on a Tuesday with Roberto. I remember the pickup was early morning, perhaps 8 or so? It was part of a full day of touring.