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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  • 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 »
  • With my family we visited the abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore in September 2020 during our holidays in Val d'Orcia and this place, together with others such as the Temple of San Biagio, the Chapel of....  more
    With my family we visited the abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore in September 2020 during our holidays in Val d'Orcia and this place, together with others such as the Temple of San Biagio, the Chapel of....  more »
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  • Located in the middle of forest but with good access of transportation. This historical abbey is one of the highlights during the route trip in Tuscany. Would suggest spend few hours here to appreciate the buildings and the atmosphere.
  • Beautiful monastery. You can easily spend a well-spent hour there if you stop at each panel of frescoes around the cloister.

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