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Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia

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Address: Via Abbazia di Praglia 7 | Bresseo di Teolo, 35037, Teolo, Italy
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Beautiful abbey in the middle of the countryside

This is a beautiful abbey in the middle of the countryside. We visited the church, the shop where homemade products are sold, the garden, and then wandered behind the abbey past... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Adria, Italy
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408 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful abbey in the middle of the countryside. We visited the church, the shop where homemade products are sold, the garden, and then wandered behind the abbey past the long walls of the complex into the countryside. There are great views and you can imagine how the community uses the large spaces within the walls to grow... More 

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Vicenza, Italy
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

This was my first experience of touring a monastery. I went with an Italian friend and we took the guided tour in Italian with a young monk. The Italian was a bit rapid for me but I understood enough to appreciate what I saw and it was really worth the 40 odd kilometres we traveled from Vicenza. I love the... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2015

Free guided tours in the afternoons. We were fortunate to just have the two of us with a lovely monk. He spoke no English, so he thoughtfully guided us keeping the explanations fairly straightforward( we can understand a lot but only speak cafe/shop/station Italian). When we arrived it was very peaceful, with a lovely Church as well as the cloisters.... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015

This didn't start out too well as the actual opening times on the website may not correspond with those on the website - so we arrived an hour early and everyone we asked looked blank (that could have been because of our Italian, of course!) The obligatory tour is conducted in Italian but the chapter house, refectory and cloisters are... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

The outside of the church next to the abbey might not be very appealing. However, the regular guided tour - in Italian only - of the abbey's interior is very good. On weekdays, the monk's living quarters can be visited too. The shop has lots to but too - the 'house' white wine is very dry. PS - double check... More 

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

One would easily drive by. Don't do that, just park your car and climb the stairs to the church. Enjoy the sight seeing in and out the church. And don't leave without a visit to the shop where their home made honey, candy and teas are sold. Support this community!

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2014

It is very quiet..big and it is all the monumental semplicity of a religious and natural church and abbey.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

We stopped here after visiting Petrarch's house a few miles away. Beautiful abbey, but unfortunately most of it had to be rebuilt in the 1800s after Napoleon and later the House of Savoy did a lot of damage to it. If you only speak a little Italian pick up an English brochure and you can follow along if your guide... More 

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Padua, Italy
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This Abbey is a must do visit . Its a tranquil place of beauty and peace. It has a complicated history of closures , re-openings and near destruction over many hundreds of years of its history. Thankfully it is doing well today , the Benedictine monks are delightful and full of pride in their home. They make all sorts of... More 

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Lisboa
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

It's an impressive building, in a gorgeous countryside setting. Gardens are very nice, they have many plants and flowers and herbs and the smell is very good. During the Vespers you can sit in church and hear the friars singing: very relaxing. The guide (a friar) is a lovely man. The abbey is better from the outside but the sweetness... More 

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