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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving to Sant Antimo is beautiful, you can take the direct route from Montalcino or white roads taking you past wonderful wineries. The views are really lovely. The Gregorian chants by the monks at a few times each day in this exquisite abbey are a...More

Thank Loreen K
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This is a must see in the area. One of the oldest working abbeys in Italy, if not the oldest. The grounds and the structures are impressive. Not sure if they still do the singing due to a change of the orders who live there....More

Thank Raelinn
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This place on the pilgrims route is worth seeing. It has a real sense of history. Pilgrims are still walking the route to the abbey some 700 years after it was built.

Thank BernardMurphy
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Wonderful abbey surrounded by beautiful Tuscan landscape. Worth the stop on your way to fantastic wineries in Montalcino!

Thank Carrie R
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Glorious setting and very interesting Benedictine Abbey dating back to 12th century although there was a previous Carolingian chapel which you can still view with a guide. There is a very good Audio Guide outlining the rules of the Benedictine Life but also explaining many...More

Thank Averil N
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Small and lovely abbey, surrounded by typical tuscan landscape with cypresses, vineyards and etc. There is cooled local beer to taste in a warm day, and it is a good one with some mead flavor, which we really liked. The small souvenir shop offer some...More

Thank Evgenyr1981
Reviewed 21 June 2017 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

1  Thank 449marcella
Reviewed 20 June 2017

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
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Susan J
10 August 2017|
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Response from Averil N | Reviewed this property |
The chants that we heard were softly playing music. The man who showed us around the private quarters of the Abbey was a Benedictine but in general clothing and made no comment as to the monks returning. I did not think... More
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Janabai1
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
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LenoraBoyle
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
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