Tuscany: 

Abbazia di Sant’Antimo - conventual of benedictines- Tuscany

 
  Festivities    Highlights    Tuscan food    Culture    Cities 
Highlights:
Abbazia di Sant’Antimo
Alpi Apuane
Chianti
Elba
Etruscan necropoleis
Maremma
Monte Amiata
Monte Oliveto Maggiore
Tuscany homepage > Highlights > Abbazia di Sant’Antimo

Abbazia di Sant’Antimo in Tuscany

A few kilometers from Montalcino away, there is the ancient conventual of benedictines Abbazia di Sant`Antinmo. The city lies well protected in the Starcia-valley beneath the townlet Castelnuova dell`Abate. In Tuskany there is rarely a church with more beautiful and romantic architecture. It is believed that the emperor Karl the Great found the abbey in the year 781 and gave huge landholdings to this church in the following years. Started in the 12th century, the church was constructed of travertine and alabaster. Lyons guard the access of the three-aisled basilica, many romantic sculptures decorate the doors and the veneer and a cypress grows up upon the side of the massive Campanile which is very photogenic.

Within the church the visitors get impressed by the straight linehaul and simplicity, hardly spruce tries to enhance the room, no paintings or frescoes decorate the bright walls. Just the capitals are decorated by chimeras, plants, ornaments, animal heads and scenic portrayal, the famous of all of this is the description of Daniel in the Lyon`s Den.

For a long time the monastery was one of the richest in Tuskany because of the noble advocats, but in the 15th century neither the noble nor the princes of churches want to have the responsibility of the financial support from the convent.

In the end Pope Pius II. dissolved the church in the year 1462 and let it derelict.

Nowadays there is still the church as a rest from the whole complex of buildings, whose sacristy originated from the prior carlovingian chapel.

Since the 80`s of the 20th century there live friars of the augustinian congregation again. The visit of a mess with gregorian chant in this fascinating ruins is one of the highlights of travelling in the tuskany.

From Monday to Saturday there are the messes, beginning at 9 o`clock and 19 o`clock, on Sunday and feast day they start at 11 o`clock and 18.30 o`clock.

Translation: Marcus Schweizer

Premiumpartner: alimentazione Informationen über Diäten auf italienisch ::: Webdesign auf dieta-dimagrante.eu ::: Logo gestalten

Titel dieser Seite: Abbazia di Sant’Antimo - conventual of benedictines- Tuscany - Ferienhaus Toskana
Zusammenfassung dieser Seite: A few kilometers from Montalcino away, there is the ancient conventual of benedictines Abbazia di Sant`Antinmo„. The city lies well protected in the Starcia-valley beneath the townlet Castelnuova dell`Abate.