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Abbazia di Sant'Antimo

53024 Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Montalcino, Italy
+39 0577 835659
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53024 Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Montalcino, Italy
+39 0577 835659
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We arrived there with a few minutes to soare before the door was shut for the day. So we could briefly enter and see the interior. The structure is of course majestic, but I felt that there could have been a bit more done for...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Set in a gorgeous landscape, beautiful garden and very peaceful. We loved the beer that we bought there and some honey. It is not far from Montelcino and it's worth the drive.

Thank Megan W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Set in a beautiful Tuscan landscape surrounded by wineries on the hills. The views are serene and beautiful. The monks are scheduled to return in July 2017 so we did not hear the hyms.

Thank harrymd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The abbey is situated in a beautiful countryside location outside of Montalcino. You will find it is a ways off the main road with parking available. We visited on a sunny afternoon and the place virtually touches all your aesthetic senses as you walk in...More

Thank zimmys57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you make the short drive to the Abbazia. This is an spectacular building and it is easy to park and walk around. Inside, the church is really beautiful and I highly recommend you quietly walk around it. The abbey store has many interesting...More

Thank Carlos C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always spend time here each year. It stirs our souls. The light streaming through the high windows, the ancient olive trees, the warmth of the stone. So life affirming.

Thank Linn T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened to pass the abbey, was impressed by the design and beautiful layout, then decided to stop by. Struggled to find parking, got a free slot for 30 minutes or so, just briefly went in. Manicured garden, well maintained church we went in and...More

Thank bidwisely
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were tight for time so we decided just to walk around without the video guide that you can rent. I wish we had gotten it because that is necessary to access the second floor and would have given us many insights about the abbey...More

Thank Peter_K_B_Toronto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a beautiful abbey. It's as if the countryside and its creatures have been allowed in through the doors, to reappear in the stonework and peeping from behind the columns. Brilliant to visit by walking from Momtalcino (about a 4-hour walk).

Thank Alex J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is on the top ten of Tuscany in the Lonely Planet Italy guide book. We had expected to see more. The abbey is in a beautiful location and impressive both inside and out. We didn't pay for the audio guide, so that may have...More

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Hi KOSacramento, thank you for the info re Abbey; just wanted to check re chants; we had heard the monks had returned to France and chanting was no longer taking place; we emailed the Abbey but did not get a response; so interested in your post - as it seems as though there still is chanting? Are you able to provide any information about this and when it is possible to visit during the chants; thank you
20 March 2016|
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Response from Shelley W | Reviewed this property |
Hi! There are recordings of gregorian chants being played. It may not be live, but the cathedral is so large and provides the echoes that would give the impression of live singing. It was a worshipful, lovely experience... More
What are the hours that the monks chant, and is there a day they are closed? I'll be there in September. Do we need to make reservations ahead of time? Thanks, Lenora
15 August 2015|
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Response from georgestof | Reviewed this property |
The entire church is open 10.30 to 12.30 and 15.00 to 18.30. Chanting @ 9.00,12.45,14.45 & 19.00 No reservation required