Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, Castelnuovo dell'Abate

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Historic Site
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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  • I've visited,and taken visitors,to see this almost unbelievable church many times but my heart isn't in it any more. It has turned back into a beautiful shell as it was for many centuries before the W...  more »
  • Beautiful Romanesque Abbey 15 minutes by road from Montalcino, mandatory stop if you are in the area.
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  • It seems that the Abbey was built by Charlemagne, in Romanesque style is set in a wonderful landscape the Abbey is today occupied by monks of the Benedictine order who maintain a jewel this secular monument. Recommend to visit in the afternoon merendando with two slices of bread, ham and cheese a nice bowl of brunello breathing colours of Tuscany – maybe in sweet company to enjoy the last day's lights
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  • 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.
  • Here is the story. The. campaign and the surrounding Rabo make it a magical place. Light pollution does not exist. And it is worth to know Mrs Rosaria, outstanding person ale that manages the guesthouse and the hostel. Remember to return the keys. Don't do as I do. Then tap fornare to deliver them:-)
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  • One of a kind, immersed in an area related to vineyards and wine production, the Abbey is a beautiful place where brings history of this area
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