Abbazia Florense, San Giovanni in Fiore

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The San Giovanni in Fiore Abbey is an abbey located in the Province of Cosenza, in the Calabria region of southwestern Italy.History12th centuryThe abbey's origin date back to Joachim da Fiore's trip to La Sila in Calabria in 1188. Archaeological excavations have shown the presence of Joachim's first edifice, which was finished in 1198, in the Iure Vetere locality. The construction of the abbey was approved by Queen Constance of Hauteville after a Joachim's visit in her court at Palermo.After Joachim's death in 1202, the first monastery and its annexed edifices were burned by a fire in 1214. The monks decided to abandon the location of Iure Vetere, also due to its difficult climatic situation.13th centuryIn 1215 a site not far from the previous one was chosen, near the Neto river valley. The new abbey was completed in 1230, in the Romanesque style. In later centuries features were remodeled in different styles, including a Baroque style church interior.
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  • turn to tourism gives you an opportunity to know what probably can't know from home. the example is this Abbey of which I ignored the existence but which is beautiful. all in stone, high wooden roof, two beautiful chapels, a crypt with other two chapels filled with religion. I would have appreciated it if there had been someone to explain to me of Joachim of fiore.
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  • A building that dates back to the early 1200, the remains of Joachim of Fiore, a prominent figure of his time as a precursor of the Franciscan ideal. The Abbey built in stone with a very original structure remains in its simplicity, a beautiful example of the art of the time. Next to the church there is a game room that collects the works of Joachim of Fiore, his writings and his drawings. Other building overlooking is the ethnographic museum which gathers the testimonies (photos, clothes, power tools and mobile) of the small town. A visit very interesting and surprising in a city so small.
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  • simple, but a great building and lovely atmosphere . a must see in S.Giovanni, a real historical landmark and the whole old town is really gorgeous  more »
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  • The Abbey Florense is among the largest religious building in Calabria, thanks to the impressiveness of the whole complex and the architectural lines not stolen. remained as it was, majestic and lovely, you are immediately drawn by the noise of fontanelle, and the fresh air that envelops you an enchanted place ... The Abbey is considered, together with the sanctuary of Saint Francis of Paola, the most important religious building in Calabria, the first building to settlement, achieved in San Giovanni in Fiore, decreeing as well, the birth of the city in 1200. Inside we find a museum full of information just like the history of the country and its founder Joachim of Fiore ... and the crypt museum dedicated to his studies at his work ... still under research.
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  • Very impressive, recently remodeled and perfectly maintained, original architectural lines. To visit.
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  • Beautiful church with its Museum. To visit
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  • It is a historic church that created this wonderful country. Is impressive and beautiful and if you like the outside wait until you see the various dining rooms!
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  • Beautiful and charming. Country rich in ancient culture. In particular, I was struck by the pure and fresh water coming out of the fountains
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