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Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore

53041, Asciano, Italy
+39 0577 707611
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The fresco are beautiful

This Benedictine monastery is located in a beautiful Crete are of Tuscany. The frescos are in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peggy M
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Miami Beach, Florida
Great Place to Walk Around

We arrived mid-afternoon and it was closed, but we were still able to walk around the grounds. The... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
Jeff S
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Caledon, Canada
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53041, Asciano, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Benedictine monastery is located in a beautiful Crete are of Tuscany. The frescos are in the Cloister, and you can visit the church which is adjacent.

Thank Peggy M
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We arrived mid-afternoon and it was closed, but we were still able to walk around the grounds. The grounds are beautiful and there are many interesting things to see. They have paid parking and a machine where you can pay your parking fee when you...More

Thank Jeff S
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

This monastery is a lovely place to visit to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle. It is a collection of beautiful buildings tucked away from the main road. If you time your visit well you can listen to the Benedictine monks' Gregorian...More

Thank 415John
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

The abbey and grounds are on a hilltop in the countryside not far from Motalcino. It is a large structure situated in olive groves and vineyards. The centrepiece and highlight (for me) is the colonnaded courtyard surround by frescoes depicting the life of Saint Benedict....More

Thank GWToronto
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

In the Siennese hills of Tuscany is this beautiful monastery. The first time I attended, many years ago on a Sunday, the mass was being performed to a totally packed audience; we could only get inside a few feet of the doors. It was also...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

The monastery is quite impressive in size and the location and surroundings are beautiful. Overall access is for free and the paintings are quite impressive. However, there is not really much to see - the church, the library and the dinner hall and e.g. the...More

Thank Kathryn_guvera
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Impressive monastery in the Sienese hills with a stunning series of frescoes. Also interesting to go to the nearby village to have a view of the monastry and appreciate its size.

Thank Nathan K
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Came here as part of a tour group with RobertoTours as a day trip from Siena. This may not have been on my list, but I was very pleasantly surprised. There are walls filled with impeccable frescos detailing the life of San Benedict. It was...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Beautiful monastery hidden in the hills is well worth a quiet visit. We were with someone who had problems walking and the recommended way is to go down by car. She preferred to wait at the entrance in the lovely restaurant right by the gardens....More

Thank Amelia M
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

One of the best kept monasteries in Tuscany. With a genuine athmosphere. Not spoiled too much by tourism.

Thank Eric E
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KarenChiasson
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Response from LauraLeeTraveler | Reviewed this property |
I believe our visit was on a Tuesday with Roberto. I remember the pickup was early morning, perhaps 8 or so? It was part of a full day of touring.
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