Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore
45 locals recommend ·
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The abbey complex has a cloister with a stunning cycle of frescoes about the life of Saint Benedict, founder of the abbey's order. The setting is magical. Be there by midday to ensure entry.
The setting of this wonderful Benedictine abbey in the unusual landscape of Le Crete is breathtaking.
One of the most beautiful abbeys in Italy, stunning views of Le Crete. Functioning Benedictine monastary. Famous fresco series about the life of St. Benedict by the painter Sodoma.
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“Eremo con all'interno la famosa Spada nella roccia. Famous chapel because of its legendary Sword in the stone.”
- 8 locals recommend
“Visit the tranquillity and beauty of this ancient abbey, a former Benedictine monastery; located among olive trees and vineyards, it's a haven of calm and easily combined with a trip to Montalcino and particularly special if you are able to catch the lyrical Gregorian chants of monks during services. ”
- 38 locals recommend
“Great Local Restaurant. Reasonable prices. Great Quality. This will be your go to place for lunch or dinner BEST BEST PIZZA in the area (only at dinner). VERY GOOD Bistecca Fiorentina...fair prices. Almost everything on the menu is really good...try the fried porcini! ”
- 9 locals recommend
“A good restaurant in the historical center of Asciano. Right at the end of Corso Matteotti, the main street of the town. Very tasty meat dishes and good choice of traditional Tuscan specialities.”
- 5 locals recommend