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Tickets with videoguide to the Sant'Antimo Abbey in Montalcino

Availability: Tutti i giorni
Duration: 1 day
Language: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • See one of the most important examples of 13th century monastic architecture
  • Discover the monastic community desired by the bishop of Siena in the late '70s
  • Visit the crypt, the pharmacy, the Carolingian Chapel, the Chapter Room and the cloister
What to expect

Sant'Antimo is an ancient abbey, inhabited by Benedictine monks over the centuries; a real medieval jewel located just a few kilometers from Montalcino. According to tradition, the church was commissioned by Charlemagne, who, after stopping in the Val di Starcia on his return from Rome because of the danger of a plague epidemic, vowed that this scourge would cease and, by the grace received, founded the Abbey.

Solitary and majestic, the monastery is surrounded by four hills that make up the Valley of Starcia. Below the altar is the crypt, and behind it you will find a wooden Crucifix from the second half of the 12th century, while along the right wall there is another wooden sculptural group depicting the "Madonna with Child in Throne" from 1260.

Discover the Benedictine Abbey thanks to the interactive videoguide. You can retrace the spiritual itinerary of the ancient pilgrims, discovering the symbolic meaning of the church's architectural and decorative elements. The videoguide will enrich your visit experience thanks to multimedia content, music and images.

The videoguided route "The way of light" includes a visit to the Abbatial Church, the Tribunes, the Bishops' Apartment, the Carolingian Chapel and the Cloister. You will admire the nave of the church from the top of the stands and be enchanted by the wonderful play of light that the sun's rays create between capitals and columns. The route ends with a visit to the Carolingian crypt and with the discovery of what once overlooked the cloister.

Also in the village of Castelnuovo dell'Abate (just 20 minutes walk from the Abbey) is the Foresteria di Sant'Antimo where you can stay overnight, with 20 beds available, including ammenties and kitchen.

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What's included
  • Entrance ticket to the monastic complex
  • Videoguide
  • Videoguide "the way of light"

Localita' S. Antimo, 222, 53024 Castelnuovo dell'Abate SI, Italy

Meeting point:

Sant'Antimo Abbey

What to remember
  • Please wear appropriate clothing for entry to the abbey: shoulders and knees must be covered
  • The videoguide is available in Italian, English, German, French and Spanish. You can communicate the video guide language directly to the abbey welcome desk
  • For the videoguide rental and the Via Della Luce route, respect the opening hours of the Pharmacy the relative delivery times
    S.S. Sunday Mass at 11:00
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Opening hours from 1 January to 28 February 2019:

  • Monday to Sunday from 10.30am to 5.00pm (Pharmacy closes at 4.30pm)

Opening hours from 1 March to 31 October:

  • Monday to Sunday from 10.30am to 7.00pm (Pharmacy closes at 6.30pm)

Opening hours from 1 November to 31 December:

  • Monday to Sunday from 10.30am to 5.00pm (Pharmacy closes at 4.30pm)

S.S. Sunday Mass at 11.00am

Schedules can also change suddenly for activities related to the liturgy

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