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Abbazia di Piona

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Address: | Piona, 23823, Colico, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0341 940331
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2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Thu 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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A visit not to be missed

My wife and I visited the Abbazia many times in the course of our life, as a couple first and as a family afterwards. It is a mistic place, when you can really feel the spiritual... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2016
TheBiker60
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Lugano
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Lugano
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

My wife and I visited the Abbazia many times in the course of our life, as a couple first and as a family afterwards. It is a mistic place, when you can really feel the spiritual dimension where the monks live their busy but contemplative lives. In the past there was a small shop where you could buy their home... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Although there is not a lot to see here, it offers fantastic views over Lake Como and simple monastic buildings in a lovely garden setting. The abbey church is simple with an attractive painted area over the altar and the adjacent cloisters are small but beautiful too. There was no admission fee but you can buy produce from the monastery... More 

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Richmond, Surrey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

We visited the Poina Abbey in early March, and were the only people there. The Abbey itself was open and is imposing in it's raw stone simplicity. The Cloister that adjoins it is lovely and has some interesting frescos on the walls. We wandered round the olive grove behind the abbey, and took in the cypress tree lined views down... More 

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Magnetic Island, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

I took a drive down to the beautiful Abbazia. It was covered in leaves and looked kind of mystical and romantic. While the gates were open and there was plenty of parking, and a few other tourists around, most of the gates to gardens and other parts were closed. The snack bar looked like it had been closed for weeks,... More 

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Thank Nat P
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

A peaceful abbey overlooking Lake Como was the much needed sight after touring Florence and Tuscan hill towns. This is an active monastery. The monks here make herbal teas, honey and medicinal liqueurs. An unexpected treat was the exhibit of paintings of one of the monks.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Unmissable. Nature in perfect harmony with meditation ambient. Hopefully you will See the monks singing gregorian chants.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This is definitely worth a look if you're in the area. I'd rate it 'Good' (ie higher than average.) The cloisters are peaceful, elegant and old. You can buy trinkets and the monastery liqueur at the shop. You can visit the hole in the wall cafe and have a drink and sit by the lake and look at the fabulous... More 

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Thank Helen A
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Old 1000 yr old church overlooking Lake Como. Monks still live there and the church is amazing. Worth the 15 minute drive from Colico. Monks even sell alcohol there. Also, don't walk on the grass. Groundskeeper is very anal about that. Oops.

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Thank Ron D
Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Firstly, don't even think of using the toilette at this location. Just a disgrace considering the numbers of visitors and donations received. The worst facilities I've seen in over two weeks of European travel. Secondly, I believe a vehicle is a must so whether you wish to devote the time is entirely up to you. I personally have viewed more... More 

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Thank David P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. Stunning views and stunning architecture. Very peaceful place to relax and enjoy.

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