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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 1 week ago

The abbey came near the end of our day's walking, and with time to spare it would have been wrong not to have a look round. A rumour that there was an entrance fee of 3 euros proved to be incorrect. There is only a...More

Thank anm53
Reviewed 1 week ago

A well preserved Romanesque pilgrimage church founded by Charlemagne beautifully situated in a valley of quintessential Tuscan scenery.

Thank Ray Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here hoping to hear gregorian chanting during evening prayers, but on reaching were told that the monks had left years ago. So if that's your only reason for visiting- keep this fact. I But it is a truly lovely drive to the abbey-...More

Thank Tj1287
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic Romanesque church! Very simple but full of atmosphere and exceptional carvings. The English guidebook is well written and nicely illustrated. A coach party was just leaving as we arrived but it was quite busy with individual visitors. So don't have missed it...More

Thank JohnUK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must go if you are in the region. Good parking. Go at sunset or just before for the best pictures.

Thank semgo7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This fairly isolated abbey has an interesting history and monks still sing Gregorian chants at specified times in the cool of the church. It is very popular with coach tours and has a small shop nowadays. Well worth a visit if you are passing on...More

Thank accidentaltourist_8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in a quiet valley offers direct contact with pure history. There is nothing more exciting than touching the bricks, see frescos and feel the tranquility of this place. Worth visiting for those seeking peace.

Thank Elek M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

With the resident white hooded monks going back to France, there is a largely more commercial feel to the visit, including a till selling audio tours just inside the door, and a shop, and a fee to use the toilet. If you had ever visited...More

1  Thank M_D_McL
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

A short distance from our hotel this is a must see. The Abbey is beautiful inside old and unique. Usually have music playing in the background mostly Monk chanting.

Thank scitarella
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I understand the monks have left so they play a recording of their chanting/singing now. However, we didn't actually go inside - we just enjoyed a beautiful little drive to it from Montalcino and admired how pretty it is and took a few pictures from...More

Thank Gareth T
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10 September 2017|
Response from Loreen K | Reviewed this property |
Hello, the abbey should be open daily 10:30-12:30 and then again 2:30-6:30 pm But the chants are not live anymore ( but recorded) since it was a small group of monks who returned to their order in France. Last I had heard... More
Susan J
9 August 2017|
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Response from NMCate | Reviewed this property |
I have seen the monks do mass as well as other ceremonies in person, but don't remember the years. I do know that there were only 6 to 9 of them over the past few years, so reading the answers to this question has been... More
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