Abbazia della Novalesa, Novalesa

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  • August 9, 2017
    The Abbey of St Peter and St Andrew, more commonly known as the Abbey of Novalesa, is located in the namesake town, a village of just over 500 inhabitants in the province of Turin in the Val Cenischia, right on the border with France. The history of this building is very old. The Foundation deed dates back to 726. The Benedictine Abbey was destroyed by the Saracens in 906 and was rebuilt around 1050. During the seventeenth century the Abbey passed by Benedictine monks to the Cistercians until 1798, when it passed into the hands of the Trappist monks of Tamié. After 1855 the Abbey was transformed at the behest of the Piedmontese Government at a hotel for spa treatments. In 1972 the province of Torino entrusted the management to the Benedictine monks who came from Venice. Today the Abbey of Novalesa contains the monastic building, the Abbey Church, the Park and the four medieval chapels found within it. The monastic building is built around a central courtyard in which lie the remains of the ancient cloister of the ' 500 and the Bell Tower, built in 1730. In the same year the tower was built today's baroque abbey church where today we can admire the remains of frescoes. Around the Abbey there is a beautiful and relaxing Park where the four chapels in the middle ages. In the chapel of Saint Eldrado you can admire other beautiful frescoes from the same era that are the real jewel of this place. FREE tour of the Abbey is headed by a lady volunteer friendly and very passionate. In the cloister there is la bottega dei monks where an amusing Monaco manages book sales, spirits, honey and more. Definitely worth visiting both the kindness of the monks for both spirituality and serenity that oozes from the walls of the ancient Abbey.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Are part of the building, apart from the Church, the guesthouse where the brothers welcome who wants to spend some time in meditation, prayer and work with the friars, then there are three chapels in the perimeter of the Abbey and an outer one. The guide that accompanies us in visiting the chapels is one of the brothers present in the Abbey. Of all the chapels, the most beautiful is the one dedicated to Saint Eldrado, completely frescoed with paintings on the life of the Saint and a Christ pantocrator in the apse. The visit is free, but you can bid at the store, where among other things, some good jams! A visit not to be missed!
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  • August 8, 2017
    I've been visiting this ancient Abbey (9th century) with interesting frescoes; but I wanted to make it known to others in the group. But the most interesting part classified as Museum was closing to end at time views. Maybe next ... ...
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  • The chapel of sant Eraldo is a unique experience for the complex iconographic plot, cleverly illustrated by monastic guide that accompanies it. Fine links between Burgundy, Provence and North Italy there are Gothic and early in the artist in his workshop. On site shop supports with critical studies and videos
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  • One of the most beautiful medieval abbeys in Piedmont with the chapel of St. Eldrado with perfectly preserved frescos. To visit
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  • A magical place, full of spirituality and interesting paintings. Visit is taking a dip into the past, to the time of medieval monasteries.
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  • A place dominated by Mount Rocciamelone, where time seems to have stopped. Sensations in a relaxed setting.
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