Surroundings

ABBAZIA DI MONTE OLIVETO MAGGIORE

The abbey is 12 Km from the estate and it is possible to visit it every day from 9,30 a.m. to 12 midday and from 3.30 to 6 p.m. The monastery grew slowly from a main gothic nucleus built in 1313 by Beato Bernardo Tolomei. It includes churches, chapels, cloisters, the most interesting artistic attraction is the series of frescoes depicting the life of San Benedetto da Norcia in the large cloister by Luca Signorelli (1497-1498) and Giovanni Antonio Bazzi called Sodoma (1505-1508). A walk amongst the cypresses which surround the Abbey is a human and spiritual experience which should not be forgone.