Pieve di Cellole

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Pieve di Cellole
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Anp2012
Etoy, Switzerland29 contributions
Heavenly walk
Aug 2020 • Family
I was pleasantly surprised bu the number of young people walking the via francigena. It was peaceful and serene and everyone respects the quiet that that surrounding nature inspires. Absolutely beautiful to walk among the vineyards, olive trees, thick wooded areas and paths.
Written 2 August 2020
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Perry G
Blairgowrie, UK265 contributions
quiet and peaceful
Jun 2019 • Friends
On the road to San Gimignano, depending from where you are coming from obviously, this is worth a stop. It is a monastery sitting on a hill and is very peaceful and quiet, well until the American tourists arrived. You can visit the chruch and shop where they sell local produce but a lot of it is off limits to tourists. You have a nice view of San Gimignano in the distance. There are also very good views of the town as you descend the hill. So park the car at the side of the road and take some good photos.
Written 30 July 2019
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Karen E
Misterton, United Kingdom17 contributions
Hidden gem
Jul 2018 • Couples
A real gem of a place. Quiet, off the beaten track with stunning views and a delightful church. There is a community that lives/works here
Written 1 January 2019
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ReallyBadHat
1,123 contributions
Serene monatery on Via Francegina
Oct 2018 • Couples
A serene working monastery on the Via Francegina, just before San Giminignano, a secluded location with panoramic views of the town and countryside. Unfortunately we arrived on Sunday mid-mass so weren’t able to explore the building or produce on offer by the Monks
Written 22 October 2018
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Fraser's Travels & Craft Beer
Chelmsford, UK718 contributions
quiet and serene spot
Apr 2018 • Couples
Quiet spot to spend half an hour or so. Tremendous views of San Gimignano & surrounding countryside. There is also a small 'monastery' shop selling pottery & various farm produce.
Written 17 July 2018
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mayonaise137
Cheltenham, UK3 contributions
Wonderful peace
Sep 2016 • Couples
The ancient church has celtic designs on the columns and walls - very interesting, simple and beautifully preserved and maintained. The jams which are made by the nuns are absolutely wonderful.
Written 24 September 2016
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MustTravel22
London39 contributions
Very quiet and serene
Aug 2016 • Solo
Very quiet and serene spot with tremendous views of surrounding countryside and vineyards. There is also a small shop of pottery produced by the monks
Written 4 September 2016
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Brun066
Florence, Italy9,975 contributions
A picturesque medieval parish church , recently affected by an atypical monastic settlement
May 2014 • Friends
"Pieve" is more or less the ancestor of the "parish". From the Latin word "plebs" (people, but in this case rather "settlement") the word designated in the Middle Ages a rural church with the legal authority to baptize, and that for this purpose had power over a well-defined territorial perimeter. Even the "Pieve di Cellole" belongs to this category. It's located into the Tuscan countryside, about 4 Km northwest of San Gimignano, in a beautiful hillside location . The church of this "pieve" in its present layout dates back at the beginning of the thirteenth century (although the first mention of it is in the tenth century). Therefore it has a Romanesque style, in the specific version of the simple country churches. This rural character contributes to its charm; as contributes to the fact that it's on the historic "Via Francigena", leading to and from Rome, into the twentieth stage of route described by Sigeric of Canterbury (tenth century); route which has been re-opened and arranged both for pilgrims and simple hikers . From spring 2013 a major event has affected the Pieve di Cellole: it was the settling in it of an interfaith monastic community, called "Community of Bose" (by the Piedmont's village where it was firstly founded). The Community also offers hospitality into the "Pieve" buildings, not for tourism purposes but for those who want to really experience this specific way of monastic life.
Written 11 May 2014
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