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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I chose Montalcino because of the Brunello wine. You can see endless grape vines hanging low with grapes and experience beautiful views in & out of town. It’s definitely worth a stop!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Abbey made of onyx which gives the building an special “glitter”. You get beautiful Tuscan views from this point.

Thank NatalyGrisales
Reviewed 28 July 2018

I am using this topic to post a general review of Montalcino. When approaching Montalcino, the traveller gets a spectacular view of an ancient village on a hilltop. A walk through the inside of the city walls is also very nice. However, if it comes...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2018

We only spent a few minutes at the abbey but the area is lovely, there are many old and beautiful olive trees and the church is quiet, cool and peaceful. A nice break when wine touring.

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

The Abby was lovely. It came recommended by the owners of a local vineyard and we were so glad we stopped by. We came in the morning but didn’t give ourselves enough time to explore so we came back in the afternoon. The audio guide...More

Thank BellaRoma3
Reviewed 19 July 2018

As you walk down the road the view of the Abbeys setting with green hills in the background is just what you imagine Tuscany to be like. Did not actually get a chance to go in the Abbey as Sunday Service was in full swing...More

Thank Essex123
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Set in a valley below the town of Castelnuovo dell'Abate, the abbey is clearly visible from a distance, unlike many monasteries that are set in the forest. The stone used to build it is mainly travertine, but some of the facade is translucent alabaster, and...More

Thank rondi3
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

The is one of those places where you are thinking: “Life is beautiful”... You need a car to get the Abbey. We parked at the small parking lot, 600m away from the site... we did not mind to walk admiring stunning views of the Abbey...More

Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We too the audio guided and then escorted tour of the interesting abbey which dates back 1000 years to the time of the crusades. Interesting and informative and provides perspective on the region.

Thank Antony S
Reviewed 8 July 2018

A few miles away from Montalcino downtown is Abbazia di Sant'Antimo (15-30 min drive). As of Summer 2018 we were told they don't do anymore the Gregorian chant performances. Still worth the detour if you have an hour to spare.

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783sharon
16 May 2018|
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Response from Stamatis B | Reviewed this property |
There are Chants sung at specific hours each day.
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Juan D
16 April 2018|
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Response from Stamatis B | Reviewed this property |
There are Chants at specific hours each day.
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Carole42-1385
10 September 2017|
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Response from Loreen K | Reviewed this property |
Hello, the abbey should be open daily 10:30-12:30 and then again 2:30-6:30 pm But the chants are not live anymore ( but recorded) since it was a small group of monks who returned to their order in France. Last I had heard... More
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