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Abbazia di Santa Maria di Vezzolano

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Address: Piazza Abbazia Vezzolano, 14020 Albugnano, Italy
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+39 011 992 0607

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A breathtaking experience

Stand with your back to the door and marvel at the Jubé - that's what the guide called it - a mysterious and astonishing addition to the nave that separates you initially from the... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2016
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Stand with your back to the door and marvel at the Jubé - that's what the guide called it - a mysterious and astonishing addition to the nave that separates you initially from the main body of the church - you won't see many like this no matter how far you travel. The cloisters are delightful - the frescoes captivating.

1 Thank paulandmoni
Saint Louis, MO
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33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

The abbey was recommended to us by the manager of the airbnb cottage we rented in Arignano. The day was perfect, and we had a very pleasant short drive through the rolling hills of Piedmont. The abbey is a few km from Albugnano (see separate review for the restaurant there). It is in a beautiful setting, and there were only... More 

1 Thank arniearn
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

A delight. Takes you to another time. Or better yet, quietly brings the adoration of another time to you now. A nearby small cafe served delightful fresh peaches, still warm from the sun, with vanilla gelato. Off the beaten path.

1 Thank John C
Chieri, Italy
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82 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

- This church dates back to 1095 and immersed in the lush of greenery around and we took a nice car drive to reach this magnificent historical place. - Near this church we also visited the PARCO DELLE RIMEMBRANZE located in Albugnano (AT) from where one can explore the vineyards of Asti zone which is also famous for wine FREISA.... More 

1 Thank SMSLifeStyle
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Everything of this visit is amazing, even when you are driving there you'll be surprised by the enchanting panoramas hidden around every corner. What you will find visiting the Abbazia is beauty and quietness. This ancient building is surrounded by a breath-taking nature (woods and hills). Take some time to walk along the trails all around the abbazia: it's a... More 

2 Thank Stefano B
new jersey
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Lovely old abbey that dates to the 13th century. Interesting historical and architectural information at the site.

Thank kt1952
Gearhart, Oregon
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Could spend hours in there. Very, very old roman style abbey and very magical. The artwork alone is marvelous. Surviving many hundreds of years and the architecture is just fascinating.

1 Thank Pat R
Reichertshausen, Germany
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

A great place with surprising details of roman/gothic architecture. Has been renovated not too long ago to restore some of the old wall paintings. If you happen to get offered a guide through the abbey, I highly recommend to take it. We had a female guide and she was extremely knowledgeable, very passionate to share all the "secrets" of this... More 

1 Thank NicoG85
Pavia, Italy
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174 reviews
153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2015

A magic location, on Monferrato hills, a site rich in history and - above all - a high artwork, for its architecture, sculpture and frescoes.

1 Thank 187850Longobardo
London, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2015

This is an amazing and magical place! I was there at sunset so the colors were just beautiful....such a lovely abbey in the middle of the hills!

1 Thank Giada G

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