Art, history and culture - Castello Banfi
 
Art, history and culture - Castello Banfi
 

Abbazia di Sant' Antimo

To fulfill a completely spiritual experience, the nearby Abbey of Sant’Antimo welcomes those who desire simply to admire its Romanesque architecture as well as those who seek reflection and prayer in its reverent silence, becoming hypnotized by the daily liturgies of the monks, sung in Gregorian chant.

The origins of the abbey, a side trip from the ancient pilgrim route that wound from Canterbury to Rome, the Via Francigena, are tied to the emperor Charlemagne; legend has it that he kneeled on this exact spot and swore to God the he would dedicate an abbey on the site if he and his troops could be spared from the plague that was devastating the entire area.  

Further information on the history of the Abbey of Sant'Antimo, hours of liturgy in Gregoriani chant and religious functions, are available at the website www.antimo.it.

 

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