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Abbazia di Sant'Antimo

53024 Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Montalcino, Italy
+39 0577 835659
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53024 Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Montalcino, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

This fairly isolated abbey has an interesting history and monks still sing Gregorian chants at specified times in the cool of the church. It is very popular with coach tours and has a small shop nowadays. Well worth a visit if you are passing on...More

Thank accidentaltourist_8
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in a quiet valley offers direct contact with pure history. There is nothing more exciting than touching the bricks, see frescos and feel the tranquility of this place. Worth visiting for those seeking peace.

Thank Elek M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With the resident white hooded monks going back to France, there is a largely more commercial feel to the visit, including a till selling audio tours just inside the door, and a shop, and a fee to use the toilet. If you had ever visited...More

1  Thank M_D_McL
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank scitarella
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Gareth T
Reviewed 23 July 2017

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

Thank Loreen K
Reviewed 14 July 2017

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

Thank Raelinn
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This place on the pilgrims route is worth seeing. It has a real sense of history. Pilgrims are still walking the route to the abbey some 700 years after it was built.

Thank BernardMurphy
Reviewed 7 July 2017

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

Thank Carrie R
Reviewed 2 July 2017

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

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10 September 2017|
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
Susan J
10 August 2017|
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Response from Averil N | Reviewed this property |
The chants that we heard were softly playing music. The man who showed us around the private quarters of the Abbey was a Benedictine but in general clothing and made no comment as to the monks returning. I did not think... More
20 March 2016|
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Response from Shelley W | Reviewed this property |
Hi! There are recordings of gregorian chants being played. It may not be live, but the cathedral is so large and provides the echoes that would give the impression of live singing. It was a worshipful, lovely experience... More