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Abbazia di San Giovanni in Venere

Viale San Giovanni in Venere, 56, 66022 Fossacesia, Italy
+39 0872 60132
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Ancient Abbey overlooking the Adriatic

This is a massive structure of simple design and an incredibly peaceful place that is inspirational... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
LocalHerotwo
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New York City, New York
A hill of peace and pray

Sited on a hill near Fossacesia, the wonderful abbey of Saint John in Venere is a holy site of art... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2016
Davide M
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
26 Jun 2017
“Ancient Abbey overlooking the Adriatic”
26 Aug 2016
“A hill of peace and pray”
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Viale San Giovanni in Venere, 56, 66022 Fossacesia, Italy
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+39 0872 60132
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

This is a massive structure of simple design and an incredibly peaceful place that is inspirational and built on the site of a Roman temple Located on a bluff overlooking the Adriatic, it's surrounded by working olive orchards that produce fantastic olive oil. The main...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Sited on a hill near Fossacesia, the wonderful abbey of Saint John in Venere is a holy site of art, peace and pray. The Passionist Friars hold now this olace and so you can hear the mass told by them. Despite the spiritual side, the...More

Thank Davide M
Reviewed 10 September 2015

This is an abbey built on the site of a Roman temple. I find it the most beautiful church by far in this area. It's full of atmosphere and the grandeur lies in its simplicity and almost austerity.

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Reviewed 30 August 2015

A masterpiece of medieval architecture, situated on a hillside overlooking the Adriatic sea, at Fossacesia, Abruzzi. The Abbey of San Giovanni in Venere and the adjacent monastery are placed on a promontory with nreathtaking views. They were originally built, in the VI century, on a...More

Thank Marvi E
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

The church is is build in a very nice location and looks nice from the outside, but unfortunately is not very special from the inside. It's worth driving past or having a quick visit if you don't have e other things to do, but don't...More

Thank Rik K
Reviewed 12 June 2015

Where else does one find an 11th-century abbey on a promontory overlooking vineyards, profuse orchards, and the sea? Plan to take your time. Frescoes in the basement are hard to beat but few folks venture there. As a guide, the official website is: www.sangiovanninvenere.it/ ....More

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