Abbey of Sant' Antimo
For a more complete spiritual experience, the nearby Abbey of Sant’Antimo welcomes all who wish to marvel at its unadorned early Romanesque architecture, contemplate in its peaceful, prayerful silence, or be mesmerized by the monks daily vespers sung in Gregorian chant. The abbot offers in-depth tours of the property and a glimpse into the daily lives of the monks who inhabit it. Standing strikingly alone in a pasture at the foot of a hill, the abbey’s origins are said to be connected to Holy Roman Emporer Charlemagne. Legend has it that he knelt on the very spot and vowed to God that he would dedicate an abbey on the site if he and his troops would be spared from plague sweeping the area. Further information is available at www.antimo.it.
Itineraries for independent or escorted visits to these and other historical, cultural and artistic sights can be customized by the concierge services of Castello Banfi – Il Borgo.