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Abbazia di Santa Maria Arabona, Manoppello

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Santa Maria Arabona is a Cistercian abbey in Abruzzo, in central Italy. It is located at Manoppello in the frazione also called Santa Maria Arabona. In Roman times the area was sacred to the goddess of fertility and virginity Bona Dea.ArchitectureThe most important of the abbey buildings still extant is its church, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, whose construction began in 1208 with the transept and the apse. The edifice remained partly unfinished, due to financial and political troubles within the order.The church is built on the Latin Cross plan, with the nave ending in an apse housing the high altar. The aisles support the ceiling. The interior is very sober, apart from the richly decorated tabernacle and Paschal candle in Gothic style. The choir contains frescoes by Antonio Martini di Atri dated 1377.The church, which was restored in the 1950s, is surrounded by a park from which the rest of the abbey is accessed.
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  • Beautiful 13th century Abbey, surrounded by a wonderful garden-rich in history, neat and tidy-always open, with a brother, Nicholas, very kind and sweet, full of sympathy--an immense Inner essence of man, and Christian light surrounds you-you remain our favourites from such beauty and peace in the background the Majella...in defense and austere, Impressive-highly recommend-a showpiece of our Abruzzo, strong and gentle.
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  • Beautiful Abbey with an extraordinary story. Unfinished is used for weddings and first communions. Beautiful architecture and the garden around. To visit along with the sacred countenance to manopello.
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  • Abbey circensienze very cute, not great. Has a park outside. You should also visit the Interior.
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  • Beautiful place, beautiful, lovely labyrinth outside the Church, recommended for those who love this kind of scenery and tranquility
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  • Beautiful church
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  • Abbey from the intriguing story. Small, but intense of architectural details. Garden very impressive to see in any season!
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  • Splendid Romanesque church, surrounded by a beautiful garden, ideal for ceremonies.
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  • impressive!
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