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Churches and abbeys were something we saw many of when visiting Italy. In fact, we commented on how actively the population attended church and how much life still appeared to be governed by the church calendar and faith.

Of all the many churches we visited, the Abbey of Sant’Antimo, a Benedictine monastery is one that I remember above all others. Situated in a picture-perfect setting about 10 km south of Montalcino, just below the medieval hamlet of Castelnuovo dell'Abate. The architecture and simple, un-adorned interior is beautiful.

It’s one of the most important examples of monastic architecture of the 13th century and by far the most important Romanesque building in southern Tuscany. The church was built around year 1100 and took the place of an older 9th century abbey. Only a few parts of the first abbey are left

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  • Copyright: Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 84 N: 6833] (30915)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-05-12
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/20.0, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-07-13 0:17
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