Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore, Asciano

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Enjoy the beautiful and well-kept red-brick buildings of Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore, a Benedictine monastery atop a scenic Tuscan hill. In the great cloister, view the frescoes painted by Luca Signorelli and Il Sodoma detailing the life of St. Benedict. Visit the monastery’s pharmacy to buy natural and ancient medicines. Stop into the tasting room to sample the monastery’s wines, grappa, and olive oil. Attend a mass to hear the monks performing a Gregorian chant. Add Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore to your Asciano travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Asciano trip planner.
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  • I wish we had had more time to spend here. You can easily spend hours just looking at the frescoes that go all around the courtyard. The artist didn't only paint saints and madonnas; he painted... 
    I wish we had had more time to spend here. You can easily spend hours just looking at the frescoes that go all around the courtyard. The artist didn't only paint saints and madonnas; he painted...  more »
  • We were able to attend a Mass with Gregorian chants, which is a uniquely beautiful experience in and of itself. But this 700 year old abbey, located on the cliffs of the Cinta Senese, is remarkable... 
    We were able to attend a Mass with Gregorian chants, which is a uniquely beautiful experience in and of itself. But this 700 year old abbey, located on the cliffs of the Cinta Senese, is remarkable...  more »
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  • My husband and I dropped by here today. Set in beautiful countryside, very tranquil. Had a walk around the monastery and purchased a few gifts also.
  • Beautiful monastery with convenient parking and a short walkway. On your way back treat yourself with a great meal at the Restaurant La Torre

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