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Review of Monastero d'Astino

Monastero d'Astino
Ranked #18 of 168 things to do in Bergamo
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Visited the monastero last week and loved it. At night time in the summer there is a great ambience due to the outdoor pop-up restaurants- serving great pizzas and a few other lovely dishes! Drinks were also of a very good quality. The monastery itself was cool but didn't take long to walk around- I would go for dinner and have a look round at the same time. Prices in the restaurant very reasonable and great quality!

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Reviewed 28 June 2017

I've rated this a 3 as we didn't actually get to see anything with it being closed but we had a super walk to get there which is worthy recommending.

Leave La Citta Alta by the Sant'Allesandro Gate (where the funicular leaves to go up to San Viglio). Follow Via Sudorno until eventually you see Via Astino on your right. Via Astino is cobbled and winds its way down to the monastery.

I don't know how long it took as it was so hot that day we were going very slowly, but there were lovely views and the roads were very quiet.

Disappointingly, the monastery itself was closed so I'm not sure what was there (lots of cafes judging by one of the signs) but I was able to use the loos!!

Thank YorkshireHannah
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

We wandered in here almost by accident, as this seems to be one of the Bergamo university campus buildings these days and is thus redundant as a church. Just inside is an open courtyard and then behind that another courtyard. Evidence of faded glory with remnants of wall frescos and the info on one sign said there was a wall with fossils embedded but we didn't find that. Not much else to see, as off the courtyards are lecture rooms and other university facilities. Pop in if you are passing that way on your walks round the walls..

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Reviewed 1 June 2016

there is a nice walk from Bergamo San Vigilio (some 2 hours) to come here, but the former Cloister is itself is closed for reconstruction (some short opening hours on Saturdays and Sundays, information at the tourist desk in Bergamo). However, from the walking trail you have a nice view on the Monastero.

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Reviewed 22 November 2015

The Monastero Astino is just outside the western part of Bergamo--just a short drive. Park in town and walk to the monastery. It will take about 15 minutes, but it's a great walk through the neighborhood and then hills, farms and the monastery.

Although it was built in the 11th Century, there have been numerous architectural changes. A history of these modifications are on display inside, where you will also find food and drink. Sit down for a full meal or a snack with a glass of wine. You can also get beer or wine outside on the patio during the warm weather.

We walked around the grounds and then sat on the patio during a warm September day listening the birds and relaxing as we took in the rolling hills. Several other visitors sat back to enjoy the sun's rays and find a little peace.

There isn't very much to see at the monastery, other than marvel at a structure that originated almost ten centuries ago. There is an extensive vegetable garden on the hillside where visitors are encouraged to walk through. You can also visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre located on the monastery grounds.

This site is a nice, calming alternative. You can easily spend an hour or two or more if you include your dinner.

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