Abbazia di San Michele Arcangelo a Passignano, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa

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  • The earliest records relating to the Abbey of Saint Michael the Archangel dates back to the 9th century when Giovanni Gualberto (who died and is buried), brought the Vallombrosiana rule. Over the centuries, the Abbey has changed the architectural style several times, starting with a pretty classic Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance before moving to; Currently, we see it as it was changed in the second half of the 16th century. It was almost entirely frescoed by Alessandro Allori, with works by Philip Filippelli. It is a Latin cross with the separation of the Counter Reformation, among the pews occupied by men and those for the faithful. In addition to the Church itself, guided tours allow you an overview in the upper room (frescoed by Ghirlandaio) and in the beautiful Italian garden (which, unfortunately, in this period suffers a little thirsty ...). Our guide was father Andrea, that deserve our thanks, to render it particularly interesting and lively.
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  • Breathtaking scenic area made this find fantastic. Check your times for the abbey they only open certain times such as at three o'clock they open for a short time. well worth the trip see the altar pa...  more »
  • Recommended by the hostess my fiancée and I visited this beautiful Abbey and were thrilled for both its state of conservation and the beauty of the site itself. Accomplice a fortunate circumstance we were able to visit the interior courtyard and the Church, admiring the splendid fresco by Ghirlandaio; shame about the garden not equally treated.
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  • Discover the beautiful Badia a Passignano, nestled in the hills of Chianti, it turns out that the main structure of the Abbey open onto a courtyard which is reached through an avenue of cypress trees and the most important is the Abbey is the Archangel Michael, belonging to the order of the Benedictines of Vallombrosa. According to documentations on parchment kept in structure (there are about 6,600!), a monastic community was already present in 884. The Church has a single nave with Latin cross and was entirely decorated in the ' 500 by Domenico Cresti, il Passignano (because there was born), and by Alessandro Allori. The Abbey is open to visitors on Sunday afternoons: we were lucky enough to meet a friendly monk that guided us in the visit by providing historical information, artistic and religious character, related to the Abbey and the monastic complex. Let yourself be surprised by this little gem, because looking at the external façade, although there is a bezel which is painted a fresco depicting the Madonna and child and two angels, never ever could imagine the explosion of colors that enrich this Abbey and they make you WinCE for their splendor!
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  • Very nice place. There's a Ghirlandaio restored! And good monks of guided tour (admission by donation)
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  • ... deserves to go!!!
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  • An Abbey gorgeous
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