Monastero di Sant'Anna in Camprena

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Monastero di Sant'Anna in Camprena

Monastero di Sant'Anna in Camprena
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Diptych
Hampton, UK1,079 contributions
Heaven on earth
Aug 2019 • Family
The monastery was the venue for our daughter’s wedding. In every respect it bettered our expectations which were already high. I will leave the pictures to tell their story, but, suffice it to say, that this is an utterly inspiring and magical place presided over by the best of people in Ornella and Stefano. It will forever hold a ‘special place in our hearts.
Written September 3, 2019
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Michele Amico🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹
Caltanissetta, Italy2,852 contributions
Pienza
Jun 2019 • Family
Usually the First cities to visit in Tuscany are Firenze, Pisa and Siena, correct. But the zone of Chianti Is a masterpiece. In Pienza I suggest to eat the tipical cheese and a glass of Chianti Classico.
Written June 8, 2019
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Mister_Simple_Truth
Quebec City, Canada208 contributions
Stayed at the Agriturismo for 3 nights, lovely old monastery
Oct 2016 • Couples
We got lucky enough to be able to book a 3 night stay at this old monastery. Needless to say the place is hard to beat if the idea of staying in a slightly remote and quiet area attracts you.
This place is obviously not for people who want to be loud and party. They have weddings there and other private events.
They have "monk cells" with private but common bathrooms. We got lucky enough without knowing in advance and got one of the few appartements in the old farmer house. It was great although the bed mattress was nod good at all. Sleeping was difficult for that reason but the rest of the services and the setting is so great that we forgive the mattress part.
Breakfast was great, cereals, fruits, juice and coffee, pastries and cakes and jams.
Of course if you expect to find the exact same thing you get at home, then go to a hotel that tender to Americans.
We had one supper there and it was 5 stars. It is worth the 25€/person. Homemade and local food.
Also offer local wine, get the Montepulciano, a top wine for 20€.

The other few people there (end of season, they close for winter) we clearly also there to enjoy the unique place and be in a calm environment.

If you want to visit the place, you can walk in the olive trees grove or visit the beautiful small church.

Beware: there is no TV so my girlfriend had a bad first hour but after that it was ok!

Hope you can also live the experience of Sant'Anna.

Please give me a helpful vote if it applies.

Thanks
Written October 13, 2016
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Alison E
12 contributions
Special place
Jun 2016 • Couples
I would not have missed this for the world. It is so beautiful and peaceful. The approach is wondeful with its line of cypresses and you really feel you are approaching a holy place. It is open 4-6 PM. The countrsyide around is very beautiful and it is just a short frive from Pienza. The film The English Patient was partly filmed here. If you drive on from here, you arrive at some of the most beautiful villages I have seen - Castelmuzio and Montisi.
Written June 17, 2016
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NGTB_1
Santa Barbara, CA139 contributions
When in Pienza.....
Nov 2015
Pienza is a charming medieval town in the Tuscany region, a short car ride from Siena. It is a beautiful building with so much history.
Written June 10, 2016
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kerry b
Warwick22 contributions
Agriturismo near Pienza.
Sep 2015
Agriturismo near Pienza. The many comments about this being difficult to visit reflect the fact that there is a confusion between the Monastery as a historic site and its .existence as an Agriturismo( dinner ,b &b) with excellent local cooking. It is simple but comfortable , not a hotel, and many of the room are in former ( convent) cells. It is run under the auspices of the local bishopric by a delightful local couple. Many( casual) visitors come to see it after viewing 'The English patient' much of which was shot there. We visit with a group of Dutch docor/artists and are looked after most efficiently by Ornella and Stefano. It helps though to speak Italian!
Written December 21, 2015
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Vicarmuddlebush
186 contributions
Lovely, if unfriendly
Jul 2015
This is a very ably restored and lovely place located on a kind of promontory with great views of the surrounding countryside. A large main church edifice, simple, somber and spare, is connected to a set of rooms making up a cloister that includes the, by contrast, intimately scaled refectory where the celebrated Sodoma fresoes can be seen. (The movie, The English Patient, was shot on this location among other places, but do not look for the frescoes in the famous block and tackle assisted fresco viewing scene here: they are in Arezzo.) Much of the interior and the enclosed gardens seem to be off limits to the visitors permitted here in the daily two hour period; and the dining hall is closed to non-resident guests. This seems regrettable, as does the three day stay minimum. I agree with other reviewers that the staff (at least the one gentleman, in particular, I met on my last visit) is strangely unfriendly (in Italian and English). When I asked him if he was responsible for the meticulous, extensive, and impressive restoration, he said, curtly, he was part of it. It was abundantly clear that he did not want to be part of any longer exchange. So I left (with a mildly sour feeling), which is lamentable considering what a beautiful and inspiring place this is. One can really imagine arriving here on foot from one of the other nearby stops on a pilgrimage to Rome. One can also imagine the presence of something taht now seems missing: hospitality.
Written September 23, 2015
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Colobwh
Denver, CO24 contributions
Worth the hike
Jun 2015 • Friends
Alessandro at Agriturismo Podere Spedalone suggested we take this hike one afternoon. Well worth the walk enableing us to enjoy more wonder food at dinner that evening
Written September 4, 2015
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Sharon A
The Villages, FL117 contributions
Once a Monastery now an Agriturismo
Jun 2015 • Friends
We arrived and first checked out the Cemetery which was small but interesting. Then we walked down the Cypress lined path to the Church and Monastery. The Church was open but the Monastery door had a sign that it was open from 4pm to 6pm. It was before 2 pm. There was a large group of people waiting outside when someone opened the door and invited them in. We just walked in behind the group. It turned out that the group was there for a lunch in the garden. When we were asked if we were part of the group and we answered no, we were asked to leave as they were "closed" at that time. We took our time leaving and did get a look around. The rooms and corridors that we saw were very nice and the grounds were also lovely. I would have liked a guided tour, but couldn't wait the 2 plus hours until the official "open" time.
Written July 3, 2015
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Eatonbuddy
Montreal, Canada23 contributions
Beautiful but extremely strange and unfriendly
Jun 2015 • Couples
First, the monastery now operates as a private hotel with a minimum of three nights stay. We went there looking for beautiful views and a quiet visit but encountered a number of "don't do" signs. Second, the doors only open between 4pm and 6pm, so no need to go anytime outside that time window. Third, some staff disappeared quickly when we approached. The overall atmosphere was pretty strange and unfriendly.
Written June 16, 2015
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