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Sant’Antimo - mystical abbey

  • Sant’Antimo - mystical abbey

    This Romanesque abbey founded by Charlemagne is set amidst cypresses in a peaceful valley south of Montalcino. Since 2016, the abbey has been home to a group of white-clad Olivetan monks from Monte Oliveto Maggiore, a Benedictine order dating back to 1319. The ancient abbey of Sant’Antimo, built of creamy travertine and set against tree-clad hills, continues to inspire visitors. Designed in the French and Lombard style, the abbey is built from local travertine, which resembles alabaster or onyx. The interior has a translucent quality and, as the light changes, turns luminously golden, white and brown. The Romanesque church reels you in with its carved capitals, its Gregorian chant, its Cistercian spirit. The monks still celebrate Mass in Gregorian chant.

    Address: Località Sant’Antimo 222, 53024 Castelnuovo Dell Abate (SI)
    Tel: +39 0577 835659
    Web: www.antimo.it

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