Monastero di Fonte Avellana

Monastero di Fonte Avellana

Monastero di Fonte Avellana
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Natasha S
Earth planet93 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
We have been there with friends on my birthday and took a guided tour about the church. it was really informative and we'll presented. There's a bar and a shop with local products
Written 12 February 2020
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Alessandro M
Fano, Italy131 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
A wonderful place to stop, take a rest, relax. Sorrounded by beautiful mountains of Appennines, it's a marvellous stone monastery built in the X century. Dante is quoting Fonte Avellana in his Divine Comedy. Pope Giovanni Paolo II was here in the 1980s. The lively Camaldolesi monk community organises courses and meetings. The pharmacy sells product made by the Monks of Camaldoli. It's the right place to relax boht the mind and the spirit!
Written 21 April 2019
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Aussies11
Montelparo, Italy4,555 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
We arrived at the Monastery site just after 10am and the carpark was nearly empty but by the time we joined the guided tour at 11am the group of visitors numbered between 15-20. Cost 2 Euro each. Whilst waiting for the tour to begin we were invited to view the church by ourselves and visit the pharmacy shop to make any purchases. The tour guide was very informative, mainly spoken in Italian but there were printed sheets in English and German. The information given by the guide gave meaning to what we were seeing and we would recommend viewing the Monastery with the guide. The history is fascinating e.g. it appears Dante Alighieri stayed here for a while when exiled from Florence as he mentions Fonte Avellana in Cantico del Paradiso; also the crypt which was more or less in its original form was of interest. Both romanesque and arabic arches were built in the Monastery; the eastern influence came from the monks who arrived via the Holy Land.
During our visit our noses were assailed by very appetising cooking smells from the kitchens below, however, we decided not to luncheon here as we were heading towards Fabriano.
Visitors can stay at the Foresteria next to the church, on request, and anyone who likes trekking can find several itineraries well mapped out.
There is much to learn about the Monastery and the Camaldolesi order; worth reading up.
Written 28 June 2017
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Herman V
Maastricht, The Netherlands42 contributions
Jun 2016
We were a bit disappointed in finding that there is very little left of this important historic place, and that it has been completely, although tastefully, restored in the 20th century. What still impresses is the site of this complex against the high slopes of the Apennine mountains. We were disappointed by the brevity of the guided tour which moreover was only available in Italian.
Written 14 June 2016
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Yana22
Winchester, UK10 contributions
Oct 2015
It is truly a peaceful place with a few well preserved buildings and the natural surroundings are beautiful and tranquil. The location is a bit remote and, I have to say, driving on the road up to the monastery was a bit adventurous and not very enjoyable. Both my sister and I felt a bit 'fragile' after reaching the top, however, soon after we were rewarded with the most stunning views, spectacular surroundings and authentic hospitality.

Before leaving we visited the store where you can buy different goods produced by monks whom live there, including herbal teas, bitters, sweets, creams, soap, and for more adventurous their honey liquor, which has 90 percentage of alcohol! (The best way to kill off any seasonal cold germs!!!)

I loved the harmony and peace of Fonte Avellana and thought that we must come back to explore more hiking trails in the area, breath the clean mountain air and listen to the silence.
Written 23 October 2015
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jaoxi2015
Hualien, Taiwan333 contributions
Sep 2015 • Solo
beautiful monastery in a beautiful place but with many tourists, you can visit with a tour guide, take care cause the visit it's not hourly
Written 28 September 2015
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And1711
Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
May 2015
A peaceful place of devotion to God where we were refreshed spiritually along with other pilgrims — the buildings are well preserved and the natural surroundings are beautiful and tranquil. Even without fluent Italian, you can have a profound experience of this worshipping community by attending mass here.
Written 30 July 2015
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SarahR2015KY
Pergola, Italy30 contributions
Sep 2014 • Friends
It is a Roman Catholic hermitage in Serra Sant'Abbondio in the Marche. I visited the church and the monastery and i also eated a fantastic lunch innthe restaurant of the heremits.
Written 10 September 2014
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