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Priceless views of the hills surrounding this abbey. Worth the visit. Local shop selling cosmetics and essential oils. Missed the Gregorian singing though because it was only on Sunday and holiday morning mass around 11am

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank leee384
Reviewed 2 days ago

This beautiful church is all that remains of a Benedictine monastery supposedly founded in the time of Charlemagne although construction of the current church apparently started in 1118. If you look at the altar step you can see an inscription with this date. It has...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this abbey, which is almost similar to a castle, while on City Wonders’ Tuscany tour. It was nice to stop and see the church, with picturesque Montalcino on the hilltop above. The countryside and rolling hills of the area are breathtaking.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank geeneou5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was the first sight we visited once we arrived in Tuscany and it was a lovely experience. It is peaceful and quiet, you can enjoy the views all around the place, visit the garden which is amazing and just relax while visiting the monastery

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank AdiADumitrescu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A pleasant uncrowded stop in the countryside. The audio tour of the church and attached rooms was worthwhile. The first 30 minutes of the audio tour are a self-tour of the church interior. During the second 30 minutes of the audio tour a person leads...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank JeffB4706
Reviewed 5 September 2019 via mobile

If you are driving in the Tuscan countryside, this is a must see site. Sant'Antimo is an 8th century abbey founded by Charlemagne located in a most beautiful and typically Tuscan setting. The views of the abbey from a distance and the views from the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 24 August 2019

This was a stop on a day where the itinerary was more full than it should have been. We stayed longer than we anticipated, visiting the abbey and strolling the herb garden. A beautiful location, and some much needed peace and quiet.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank fredk419
Reviewed 21 August 2019 via mobile

Beautiful building in a stunning setting. Well worth a drive from Montalcino. Take refreshments as there is there is no bar/restaurant facility onsite.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ViewFromTheAbbey
Reviewed 16 August 2019

We read reviews that the monks were likely not singing anymore, nor even there (maybe 2 left?), having been reassigned to another monastery. So sadly it felt more like visiting a museum than a church with piped in Gregorian chant music) and the gift store...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Anna E
Reviewed 14 August 2019 via mobile

This is a monastery dating back several hundred years. It is not near any major city and you can just imagine the hardships of life in this type of environment. The monastery was an active church until a few years ago, but it is still...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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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
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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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