Abbazia di Fossanova, Fossanova

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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  • Priverno is a lovely ancient village, inland in the province of Latina, where a walk you again and you stop to eat just as willingly. What makes it extraordinary this tour is the excursion to the nearby Abbey of Fossanova. A Gothic gem, of which there are very few throughout Italy. It's like Normandy or in the French countryside. Among woods and hills is a beautiful and unspoilt Romanesque-Gothic church with cloister and Monastery complex perfectly kept. Charming atmosphere, out of time but with all the precautions to welcome and inform your patrons. Each environment is well illustrated by legends in Italian and English and all well illustrated. The road is the Pontina and directions can be found easily. Free tour. A tour that really worth!
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  • Spectacular Cistercian Abbey built between 1163 and 1183 at the behest of St. Bernard, where you can admire a perfectly preserved architecture composed Church, cloister, refectory, nice elegant Chapter House. In the infirmary, on the first floor you can visit the chapel built on the site where St Thomas Aquinas died in 1274, whose body was transferred in the fourteenth century in Toulouse and the head in the nearby Cathedral of Priverno. The Abbey can be visited freely and the Burgundian atmosphere is charming and timeless. Not to be missed!
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  • I have been twice, on a normal day and during the medieval festival, nothing to eccipire it is a place with a soul where you feel transported into the past, the whole village and the Abbey are a simplicity only but a beauty it deserves. There are parking facilities, a bar, a restaurant, but even so on ordinary days you find a bit of carelessness and neglect, the room is Saint Thomas and other places are full of autographs of visitors as in the bathroom of a station ... ... Should be exploited better all the context in order to preserve this marvel ... ... ...
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  • A very peacefull and relaxing place to visit.
  • As a farm Valley surrounded by fields. But here the owner was a community of Friars: Friars ' church stands a huge, the Palace and the homes of peasants in the service of the monastic community. The collection is really impressive and enjoyable. P.s.: I heard a friar, who acted as guide, complain about Napoleon. He, as he would later Garibaldi, had expropriated all assets, and ousted the entire monastic community. A just complaint I would say, if there had not been the French Revolution and the seed of freedom that followed, now monks, priests, bishops and popes would still be in power together with Dukes, counts, Kings and emperors, to share power and wealth at the expense of the people; In short, we'd still be the mythical middle ages.
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  • Bellissimo Borgo medioevale, che ospiterà SKY WINE-FOSSANOVA/Edizione "Bianchi & Bollicine" Sabato e domenica 8 9 luglio a nel Borgo Medioevale di Fossanova, Priverno tra atmosfere e le nostre degustazioni d'eccellenza magiche! Lunedì 10 luglio giornata riservata agli opera tori del settore alberghiero-ristorativo.
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  • Surrounded by typical atmosphere of Cistercian abbeys, is an oasis of beauty and tranquility in which to recuperate. The Abbey is also visited the cell where Saint Thomas Aquinas spent his last days.
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  • Bellissimo il Borghetto dinfossanova. Also an ideal place to get married. Nice and relaxing place. Shame we could not do the guided tour.
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