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Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore

53041, Asciano, Italy
+39 0577 707611
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Hidden away in the Tuscan Hills

Beautiful monastery hidden in the hills is well worth a quiet visit. We were with someone who had... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amelia M
Province of Malaga, Spain
A place if peace and quiet

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

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Eric E
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53041, Asciano, Italy
+39 0577 707611
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Very peaceful monastery, not too far from Siena. Car park isn't very big, so if arriving in peak season, I'd advise to arrive at opening time. Good views from across the valley (on the road approaching the monastery). There's quite a lot to see including...More

Thank Tim Y
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We arrived by car as a side trip while traveling from Montepulciano to Siena. Pay parking is plentiful however we parked for free at the foot of the entrance road. After walking through the draw bridge gate, we proceed down a wide, shady brick walk...More

1  Thank James F
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We came to the abbey on a last minute and unplanned detour - what a treasure it is! It is an incredibly tranquil spot - rosy, brick buildings bathed in sunlight within the cool and shady mountain pine forests. The inlaid choir stalls are beautiful...More

1  Thank JBCtwinstars
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3 February 2017|
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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.