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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  • Beautiful and picturesque medieval Abbey a must see for lovers of history and art; There are no furnishings but the place is very interesting and the audio guides explain well the various historical and artistic elements. The Foundation of Gregorian increases even more the power of suggestion. You can also do tours (I paid) leading to the Carolingian Chapel (oldest) and part is less that than the Church. Unfortunately parking is chargeable till 18.30; the Church closes at 19 and the audio guide service at 18.30.
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  • Beautiful Romanesque Abbey nestled in the spectacular setting of the Tuscan hills. A few kilometres from Montalcino offers its visitors a deep sense of peace and meditation. Worth a visit if you pass in the area.
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  • Between the hills and the forests can you imagine this Abbey gave shelter to travellers and pilgrims of the via francigena in those dark ages ... a dip in those very unique atmospheres ...
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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.

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