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Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, Montalcino

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A former Benedictine monastery with a Carolingian edifice, Abbazia di Sant'Antimo offers archaeological intrigue. While there is no proof Charlemagne founded the site, the early foundations date back to his era. The abbey's humble interior houses Carolingian-era carvings depicting animals and plants. You'll see the inspiration for these works of art right outside the chapel doors, where vineyards, mountains, and landscaped gardens invite you to explore. Our Montalcino trip itinerary planning website makes visiting Abbazia di Sant'Antimo and other Montalcino attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • My husband and I spent Christmas week in Casa di Alice, a lovely two bedroom apartment in the small hill town of Castelnuovo dell'Abbate. The town is beautiful and it made the perfect base for day... 
    My husband and I spent Christmas week in Casa di Alice, a lovely two bedroom apartment in the small hill town of Castelnuovo dell'Abbate. The town is beautiful and it made the perfect base for day...  more »
  • Super amazing to visit in a little nice village very topical they sell the and other herbs close to Castello di Velona for dinner or a thermal spa day 
    Super amazing to visit in a little nice village very topical they sell the and other herbs close to Castello di Velona for dinner or a thermal spa day  more »
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  • Truly beautiful Abbey. The electronic self guide is 7€ but we’ll worth the money. The view from the to of the Abbey is amazing. The shop is lovely too. We’ll worth an hour or two of your time for some valuable peace and tranquillity.
  • The Abbey, a jewel of medieval mysticism. It is one of the most beautiful monuments in an ancient Roman style, which also has elements of the French and Lombardy styles. Legend has it that the abbey was founded by Charles the Great in 781. The king and his army stopped here on the way back from Rome as the soldiers were afflicted by an unknown pestilence. An angel appeared to Charlemagne, telling him to make his men drink an infusion with a local herb. The cure worked and the army was saved so the king decided to build the church in gratitude.

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