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Serene monatery on Via Francegina

A serene working monastery on the Via Francegina, just before San Giminignano, a secluded location... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ReallyBadHat
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Wonderful peace

The ancient church has celtic designs on the columns and walls - very interesting, simple and... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2016
mayonaise137
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“Serene monatery on Via Francegina”
17 Jul 2018
“quiet and serene spot”
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Localita Cellole 1, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A serene working monastery on the Via Francegina, just before San Giminignano, a secluded location with panoramic views of the town and countryside. Unfortunately we arrived on Sunday mid-mass so weren’t able to explore the building or produce on offer by the Monks

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Reviewed 17 July 2018

Quiet spot to spend half an hour or so. Tremendous views of San Gimignano & surrounding countryside. There is also a small 'monastery' shop selling pottery & various farm produce.

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Reviewed 24 September 2016

The ancient church has celtic designs on the columns and walls - very interesting, simple and beautifully preserved and maintained. The jams which are made by the nuns are absolutely wonderful.

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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Very quiet and serene spot with tremendous views of surrounding countryside and vineyards. There is also a small shop of pottery produced by the monks

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Reviewed 11 May 2014

"Pieve" is more or less the ancestor of the "parish". From the Latin word "plebs" (people, but in this case rather "settlement") the word designated in the Middle Ages a rural church with the legal authority to baptize, and that for this purpose had power...More

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