Abbey of Sant'Antimo, near Montalcino, Tuscany
The beautiful and evocative Romanesque Abbey of Sant'Antimo stands in perfect isolation on a plain among secular olive groves, vineyards and lovely wheat fields backed by verdant green hills. Built in the 12th century of Travertine stone, not a great deal has changed here since the Middle Ages. Now the home to the mystical, unforgettable Gregorian chants sung seven times a day by French monks in white robes, the Abbey is a magical place surrounded by a whispering silence.
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