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The abbey is just few miles off Saluzzo (a beautiful medieval town which you should not miss... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Geneva, Switzerland

We attended a concert here on Monday evening. A beautiful church but the acoustics for the concert... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Piazza Roma, 12036 Staffarda, Italy
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

The abbey is just few miles off Saluzzo (a beautiful medieval town which you should not miss!). Take the road that from Saluzzo goes to Revello. The journey to go there is already breathtaking: you drive surrounded by the magnificent Alps and guarded by il...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We attended a concert here on Monday evening. A beautiful church but the acoustics for the concert were marvelous. If you can find a concert event here, definitely worth attending.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

I have never seen anything quite like this. The abbey buildings surround a peaceful garden inside cloisters. You can visit the refectory,the work room and the chapter house. Then there is a fantastic austere but beautiful church. I highly recommend the audio guide which is...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

The abbey is a beautiful and evocative place mercifully avoided by the hordes of tourists rampaging through the Italy of cliches. The whole complex, from abbey to outbuildings, is in very good repair given its age, and paints a clear picture of what religious life...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

There is a feeling of simplicity with this Abbey. It is an Abbey with architecture that appears simple but is more complicated than at first appearance. The features in the church appear to be symmetric, but they are not!! And also, the staff are kind...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

A hidden gem in the country, with a beautiful monastery and a fascinating church, together with a harmonious cloister.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Chiara B
Reviewed 27 January 2016

An impressive building that is exuding its long history; a visit is absolutely to be recommended and one should take his time to wander through the buildings and the garden; men feels humble when faced with this imposing building

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Jean Luc S
Reviewed 29 June 2015

If you are in Piedmont, I recommend a trip to Saluzzo. It is a very pretty town with lots of historical buildings to see. There is a bit of a climb to get to some of the places, such as the lovely San Giovanni church,...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank TurinTraveller
Reviewed 18 October 2012

We have been to a lot of castles, churches and abbeys. This one is not a favourite. The road (from Torino) to it is dreary (we saw several hookers waiting by small farmer roads) and the abbey itself is not very glorious. Dark, sober (arcades...More

Date of experience: August 2012
Thank Jeroen B
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