Abbazia di Fruttuaria, San Benigno Canavese

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Fruttuaria is an abbey in the territory of San Benigno Canavese, about twenty kilometers north of Turin, northern Italy.HistoryThe abbey was founded by Guglielmo da Volpiano. The first stone was laid 23 February 1003, consecrated by Ottobiano, bishop of Ivrea, in the presence of Arduin, marchese d'Ivrea and King of Italy, and his consort Berta. The monastery was completed in 1006-1007 and followed the Benedictine rule as reformed at Cluny. There Arduin retired to die (December 1015). In 1027 a bull of Pope John XIX placed the abbey and all its lands under direct papal supervision.The greatest splendor of the abbey of Fruttuaria was in the 12th and 13th centuries when it minted its own coin. In 1265 the abbey possessed eighty-five churches in Italy alone, as well as four comunes, the quattro terre abbaziali of San Benigno Canavese, Montanaro, Lombardore and Foglizzo. Other possessions lay in France and Austria. Some 1,200 monks inhabited the monastery. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to San Benigno Canavese fast, fun, and easy.
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  • Little advertised, compared to other destinations. But with a sure charm and an underground path to leave you speechless
  • Enchanting scale reproduction of the most famous St. Peter's Basilica. Beautiful and fascinating especially in the visit of the underground.
  • The Fruttuaria Abbey was founded shortly after the year 1000, in the territory of San Benigno Canavese, by Guglielmo da Volpiano, a leading figure in the Cluniac Reformation. The foundation stone of the abbey was laid on 23 February 1003 in the presence of the Bishop of Ivrea Ottobiano, of Arduino Marquis of Ivrea and King of Italy and his wife Berta. Founder and first abbot of Fruttuaria was Guglielmo da Volpiano.
  • Abbey always closed
  • The mosaics found under the main altar are beautiful

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