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Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore

In the Sienese territory, amidst Gregorian chants and wines made by Benedictine monks

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Monte Oliveto Maggiore

Aerial view of the monastery
Aerial view of the monastery
Inside the Abbey
Inside the Abbey
A treasure trove of medieval art in the rolling Monte Oliveto Maggiore hills
Asciano is a centuries-old town located in the heart of the Crete Senesi. Urban myth would have us believe that the town was founded by Ascanio, the son of Remo and brother of Senio, the founder of Siena. Archaological remains date the settlement to the Bronze Age and the early Iron Age, making Etruscans the first colonizers of the area. ...
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