Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, Castelnuovo dell'Abate

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A former Benedictine monastery with a Carolingian edifice, Abbazia di Sant'Antimo offers archaeological intrigue. While there is no proof Charlemagne founded the site, the early foundations date back to his era. The abbey's humble interior houses Carolingian-era carvings depicting animals and plants. You'll see the inspiration for these works of art right outside the chapel doors, where vineyards, mountains, and landscaped gardens invite you to explore. Add Abbazia di Sant'Antimo and other attractions to your Montalcino trip itinerary using our Montalcino trip builder.
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  • Set in a beautiful Tuscan landscape surrounded by wineries on the hills. The views are serene and beautiful. The monks are scheduled to return in July 2017 so we did not hear the hyms.  more »
  • The abbey is situated in a beautiful countryside location outside of Montalcino. You will find it is a ways off the main road with parking available. We visited on a sunny afternoon and the place virt...  more »
  • Make sure you make the short drive to the Abbazia. This is an spectacular building and it is easy to park and walk around. Inside, the church is really beautiful and I highly recommend you quietly wal...  more »
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  • Definitely the most beautiful abbey in Italy! We've come here for at least 20 years. In the beginning there were almost no tourists. Now the way down is paved, paid parking and there even is a shop at the top of the hill..... But still it's the most beautiful abbey of Italy :-) Try to stay for a service when you're here.
  • Pastoral sorrounding. Classic Tuscanic views
  • We didn't stay long but it is quite a place to behold.
  • The monastery started in 8th century and still in service.
  • Plan your visit that you will be there when they are chanting.