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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  • From up on the hill if you look down into the valley you can see the grand Abbazia di Sant'Antimo looming in a large field. I was invited to attend a concert of ancient music in the abbey. It was a fa...  more »
  • All over the place, both interior and exterior, conveys a sense of peace. Definitely worth visiting if you are in Montalcino
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  • While on our way from Pienza to Montalcino stopped at the Abbey of Sant'Antimo. To get there you go through these hills a deep green dotted with from time to time by olive trees, vineyards and cypress trees. All over the place gives it a mystical atmosphere further accentuated when entering the Church and you are lucky enough to hear the Gregorian chants.
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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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