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Abbazia di Fossanova, Fossanova

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Fossanova Abbey, earlier Fossa Nuova, is a Cistercian monastery in Italy, in the province of Latina, near the railway-station of Priverno, about 100km south-east of Rome.HistoryThis Cistercian abbey is one of the finest examples of the Burgundian Early Gothic style in Italy, dated from around 1135. Consecrated in 1208 by monks of the mother abbey of Hautecombe, retains the bare architecture, the magnificent rose window and finely carved capitals, reflecting the prominent role within the area.A monk of Fossanova compiled the Annales Ceccanenses down to 1218.En route to the Second Council of Lyon in 1274, the Dominican scholastic Thomas Aquinas died in the abbey on 7 March. Since 1935 pastoral duties in the local abbey parish were entrusted to the care of Franciscan Friars Community (OFMConv.).ArchitectureThe frugal Gothic church is cruciform and square-ended, closely similar to that of Casamari and also of the great church at Citeaux. The church is flanked on one side by the cloister, along with the refrectory and chapter house and on the other side by the cemetery. The nave at Fossanova dates from 1187 and the church was consecrated in 1208.
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  • An Abbey that has withstood the many, many Roman churches touched imbarocchimento/Gothic, preserving the simple lines and daring, the enthusiasm and charm, simultaneously to the Majesty and an enchanting spell. Cloister just great. Not to be missed.
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  • Although we are masters at not report adequately sites almost unique in the world ... This Gothic gem that you find at the edge of the agro pontino. Should not be overlooked. Cannot go unnoticed ... is a piece of our history ... Abbey and cloister. How wonderful
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  • I visited this place with my girlfriend this past summer and I find it enchanting. The facility is very well kept and well maintained, the cloister is lovely, the atmosphere of peace is indescribable. Cute little shops on the outside and the restaurant next door that I will not fail to visit. Advice for a lovely day out.
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  • A very peacefull and relaxing place to visit.
  • Inviting atmosphere, well worth a visit. Outside there is a small village where there is a bar and some small shop. Out from the road ... the Council a breakfast outside.
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  • Which already existed in the 12th century (when it passed by the Benedictines to the Cistercians, who live there still), the Abbey is a unique and amazing, thanks to the spectacle offered by the Church (note the mighty tiburium and cosmatesque work in façade), solemn and beautiful in its simplicity, the beautiful cloister with coupled columns, from the environment to the infirmary, where according to tradition Saint Thomas Aquinas died.
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  • Mystical place. Silence and prayer are spontaneous
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  • Abbey visit, times: Winter 7.00 7.00 15.00 -17.30 summer -12.00 -12.00. historical Reenactments 16.00 -19.30.11, 12, 13 medieval Fossanova August h 20.00
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