Abbazia di Valvisciolo, Sermoneta

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Valvisciolo Abbey is a Cistercian monastery in the province of Latina, central Italy, near the towns of Sermoneta and Ninfa.It is an example of rigorous Romanesque-Cistercian architecture, considered a masterpiece of that style in central Italy second only to the nearby Fossanova Abbey.HistoryAccording to tradition, the abbey was founded in the 8th century by Greek Basilian monks. It was occupied and restored by the Knights Templar in the 13th century, who after the dissolution of their order were replaced by the Cistercians in 1312-15. The monastery was dissolved in 1807 but was re-settled in 1864 and is still extant.According to a medieval legend, when the Templar Grand Master Jacques de Molay was burnt at the stake in 1314, the church's architraves broke. The Templar influence can be still noticed today from several crosses with their characteristic shape, such as that in the rose window. During a restoration, a Templar palindromic Sator Square was discovered on a wall: it is the only known variant in which the letters form five concentric rings, each one divided into five sectors.
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  • Back from Sermoneta we passed x the Abbey and parked the RV we visited the Basilica and the beautiful cloister amazed by their miniature semplicità.una of the Abbey of Casamari.
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  • Valvisciolo is among the Italian religious historical wonders. Absolutely to visit and enjoy. The place is easily accessible and has good parking. Also nearby you can enjoy other fascinating places and taste great food.
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  • The Abbey is located a few kilometers from the beautiful Sermoneta, and despite the impressive restorations suffered over the years, the facility maintains its own charm. After parking in the convenient and spacious parking, visitors have the opportunity to admire both the Church and the beautiful cloister. There is also a point of sale of the products of the monks, although I must admit I found the really cold and almost detached. Anyway, if you're in the area, the complex is definitely worth visiting.
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  • Luca is too good for this.
  • Church complex, taken care of. In the church you can see still some frescoes. Nice and romantic cloister with Central well. We went in February and we could see also Nativity scenes divided into four stages of the day. Very interesting.
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  • A beautiful Abbey and simple at the same time, well maintained with a beautiful cloister .... what else to say to visit
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  • Very well maintained the brothers don't charge anything purchasable books
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