Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore, Asciano

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Religious Site · Historic Site
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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  • 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 »
  • This is an important site, established in the 13th century. Visiting Monte Oliveto is an experience that should not be missed. The church is beautiful, the cloisters are calm and cool, and the...  more »
  • Loved this place. We heard about the Abbey from a local rather than a tourist outlet and we we're so glad we did. The drive up is beautiful, and walking around the grounds even more so. The quiet serenity of the place mixed with the beauty and grandeur of the building itself is spectacular. Highly recommend it to all in Tuscany!
  • What a wonderful stay. Don Lorenzo thank you for everything. We had a relaxing time. God bless you.

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