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Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore

53041, Asciano, Italy
+39 0577 707611
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Nice location if you want quiet

The monastery is quite impressive in size and the location and surroundings are beautiful. Overall... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kathryn_guvera
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Nuremberg, Germany
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Stunning series of frescoes

Impressive monastery in the Sienese hills with a stunning series of frescoes. Also interesting to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nathan K
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53041, Asciano, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The monastery is quite impressive in size and the location and surroundings are beautiful. Overall access is for free and the paintings are quite impressive. However, there is not really much to see - the church, the library and the dinner hall and e.g. the...More

Thank Kathryn_guvera
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impressive monastery in the Sienese hills with a stunning series of frescoes. Also interesting to go to the nearby village to have a view of the monastry and appreciate its size.

Thank Nathan K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here as part of a tour group with RobertoTours as a day trip from Siena. This may not have been on my list, but I was very pleasantly surprised. There are walls filled with impeccable frescos detailing the life of San Benedict. It was...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Beautiful monastery hidden in the hills is well worth a quiet visit. We were with someone who had problems walking and the recommended way is to go down by car. She preferred to wait at the entrance in the lovely restaurant right by the gardens....More

Thank Amelia M
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

One of the best kept monasteries in Tuscany. With a genuine athmosphere. Not spoiled too much by tourism.

Thank Eric E
Reviewed 2 July 2017

One of the most original and beautiful abbaye we saw. We absolutely loved it. You sould visit it, it worth it.

Thank Anchapo
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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

What a fun experience! We visited most of the museums and churches in the popular cities in Italy but loved visiting this site off the beaten path! The wood work, the frescoes (which you HAVE to know the story to appreciate, thank you Roberto!), and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 20 June 2017

A Benedicting Monastery and Abbey, the cloister walls were paitend with frescoes by Signorelly and Sodoma, the latter the most interesting one. Definitely worth visiting as they have all mods and cons.

Thank Martino56
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Take a nice drive up to this remote location and you won't be disappointed. HINT: Do check opening times, you need to arrive early or after 3pm because the site is usually closed between noon & 3pm. Check the website since this can vary. We...More

2  Thank Paul L
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

You'll need perhaps an hour or so for the visit. We toured the church, the grounds and library on a Sunday so there were lots of people but certainly not crowded.

Thank TravellingSMH
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KarenChiasson
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Response from LauraLeeTraveler | Reviewed this property |
I believe our visit was on a Tuesday with Roberto. I remember the pickup was early morning, perhaps 8 or so? It was part of a full day of touring.
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