Abbazia di Santa Maria di Staffarda, Staffarda

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  • Unfortunately little known but very interesting. This monastic complex built in the 12th century by Cistercian monks who do not currently live there anymore. Beautiful building with a beautiful Romanesque cloister. At the entrance is given a convenient audio guide that allows you to run perfectly. To see without a doubt.
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  • On a winter day we visited this beautiful medieval monument, already the morning fog gave prominence to the visit, majestic in its beauty transmits all the glorious past, the audioguide is precise and interesting place of peace, meditation, culture, history, faith, you are enchanted by the middle ages, for fans of the genre is a must see.
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  • In the countryside, which is about ten kilometres from Saluzzo towards Turin stands out this monastic complex two-fourteenth-century of great historical and artistic interest. Is not well known and not welcomes more monks, so he gives the impression of being a bit abandoned; instead deserve a careful visit is the Abbey Church, is the entire building complex, both in very good condition of conservation.
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  • Magnificent! Nice all the surrounding Hamlet as well as the Church and the cloister. The entrance fee is worth the visit, which is well explained with the aid of audio guides. At the exit, on the left, do not miss the opportunity for a homemade ice cream.
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  • Carthusian spirit the Abbey was founded by Carthusian monks who lived, prayed, it catered to their livelihood. Scribes perpetuated their scribes. Today we view the Church, the cloister and some rooms that were common areas. The. bat colony that breeds currently protected is absent. There are born their little ones
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  • That experience and that magnificent place! Very interesting the story of monks and rare treasure inside. Ticket price with audio guide €6.50. well worth the half hour that you would say to visit
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  • It seems that time has passed on this Cistercian Abbey of Staffarda countryside in Revello. Originated in the 12th century by a group of cloistered monks from the Abbey of Tiglieto. This wide area, then wild and boggy (silva Stapharda), had been donated to the monks by the Marquis of Saluzzo, kinsman of Bernard of Clairvaux. Due to deforestation and land reclamation works, the monks began to cultivate the land much to turn the complex into an efficient agricultural production center that also employed a number of local farmers (called then lay monks or lay brothers). Over the centuries, the monastic orders went to a progressive decline and, in 1750, the Abbey passed to the Mauritian Order (order of chivalry of the monarchy). Immediately after the entrance (includes audio guide and free to owners of Museum subscription) leads to the cloister, used only by the monks of the chapter (descendants of noble families and members of the chapter, governing body of the Abbey) who lived in complete seclusion. The garden, which once housed a garden of medicinal plants, the remains of stone used by the monks for washing. Close to the refectory are lavatorium, intended for frugal meals, and the laboratory, where they carried out various activities (packaging of clothes and shoes, paper, sculpture, tanning and weaving, production, etc.). These two locations are not currently open to visitors since being refurbished. From the portal framed you enter the Chapter House where, between wooden props, you can see the marble columns decorated with capitals and the Windows, under which sat the Abbot and the two scribes who needed light to read and write during meetings of the Chapter. Beautiful in its austerity the Romanesque-Gothic church with three naves and apses and vaults, which still seems to perceive echoes of Gregorian chant that used to accompany the masses. The essential environment contrasts with the precious polyptych by Pascale Oddone added in the 16th century (time of departure from the strict original rules) in the Central apse semicircular. By scrutinizing in detail even the crucifixion in lime wood with the Virgin and Saint John the Evangelist and the inlaid wooden sculpture by Agostino Nigra brought the left apse altar (both works of the sixteenth century). Surround the farms still inserted into a live environment of agricultural production.
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