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The Abbazia di San Salvatore or Abbadia San Salvatore is an abbey on the Monte Amiata, in the town of Abbadia San Salvatore, Tuscany, Italy, to which it gives its name.

The traditional account of its origin indicates that the Lombard king Ratchis founded the abbey in 743, entrusting it to the Benedictines. Later handed over to the Cistercians, the abbey played an important regional role, being often in conflict with the houses of the Aldobrandeschi and the Orsini, as well as other allies of the Holy Roman Emperors.

It is mentioned that in 816, Holy Roman emperor Louis assigned some freedom to the abbey to the election of their abbott the Monistero di San Salvatore di Monte Amiate.
The Codex Amiatinus was kept at the monastery from the 9th century until 1786 when it passed to the Laurentian Library in Florence.
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  • This very large and impressive structure dates from the 8th century but was substantially rebuilt and expanded in a Romanesque style around 1035. Further renovations were carried out in the mid-17th.....  more
    This very large and impressive structure dates from the 8th century but was substantially rebuilt and expanded in a Romanesque style around 1035. Further renovations were carried out in the mid-17th.....  more »
  • Waste of time, there is no views, nothing to see, etc. The famous photos are the only side of Abbazia that looks ok, Unless, you're like me, who came just to take one photo - pass by, don't waste... 
    Waste of time, there is no views, nothing to see, etc. The famous photos are the only side of Abbazia that looks ok, Unless, you're like me, who came just to take one photo - pass by, don't waste...  more »
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  • A historical abbey with a amazing underground chapel. A must visit place in this quiet small town.
  • Fantastic place, fantastic people.

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