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