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Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore

53041, Asciano, Italy
+39 0577 707611
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The frescoes are magnificent

The idea of "reviewing" a place like this seems odd to me; MOM doesn't need my help, it is quite... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2017
Vicarmuddlebush
Great piece of History

A working Monastery that also has its own award winning vineyard. St Benedict started his Order... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2017
Catriona M
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53041, Asciano, Italy
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

The idea of "reviewing" a place like this seems odd to me; MOM doesn't need my help, it is quite simply one of the wonders of the art world and a spiritual center of other worlds. Just take your time...often, you may even be alone...More

2  Thank Vicarmuddlebush
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

A working Monastery that also has its own award winning vineyard. St Benedict started his Order here, the history of their wine is 700 years old. Recommended.

Thank Catriona M
Reviewed 19 November 2016

It was off the normal path for us, but we took a long drive from Montipulciano, followed our map and discovered Monte Oliveto Maggiore, a monk’s retreat in the Tuscan Crete area. It was beautifully isolated in the middle of nowhere. It’s an early part...More

Thank Tommy M
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I've visited many abbeys but this trip as I got to visit four within this Tuscan area. There were services happening, so we actually stepped into the cathedral to enjoy the end of a mass. It is a lovely town and the abbey is a...More

Thank DoloresJacoby
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We visited the abbey, en route to Montalcino from Siena having consciously taken a longish detour through the Crete Senesi region. The parking is a fair distance away, so be prepared for quite abit of walking including some slopes, though it’s well worth the effort....More

2  Thank Anuj_Mithani
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had the benefit of being here with a guide, but if you come on your own, find a suitable guidebook to help with the history of this place. The inlaid wood choir is so beautiful, it's hard to comprehend how they were created. Also...More

Thank LauraLeeTraveler
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We have visited this place so often and it never ever disappoints.this beautiful old monastery is nestled between the steep slopes of the Crete sense, rolling hills of clay. The buildings are really impressive all built in beautiful small red bricks. There is a lovely...More

Thank DrAnnaSG
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stopped here on our way from Montepulciano and Siena. We spend an hour or so walking around the grounds. During our visit the monks were called to noon services and we listened briefly to the service. We also visited the olive oil and wine...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Lovely place to stop while in this area of Tuscany. The frescoes are magnificent. Since it is a working monastery, one gets a feeling for monastic life. There is a cellar, with knowledgeable staff, to taste and purchase the wines and olive oils produced there.

Thank Dona C
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is a beautiful abbey that is actually still in full function. We enjoyed wonderful inside stories about the abbots who live there (from very young to very old ones) from the friendly guy at the gift shop. I really enjoyed the architecture and rich...More

Thank Beata B
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KarenChiasson
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Response from LauraLeeTraveler | Reviewed this property |
I believe our visit was on a Tuesday with Roberto. I remember the pickup was early morning, perhaps 8 or so? It was part of a full day of touring.
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