Monte Oliveto Abbey, Tuscany, Italy

Monte Oliveto is a working abbey 20 minute north east of Montalcino and 30 minutes south west of Siena. This is one of the treasures of southern Tuscany and should not be missed.

At the entrance to the Monastry grounds

Looking through the entrance

The road down to the Abbey

The old fish pond

The Abbey

The Abbey is endowed with many beautiful fresco’s on the life of Benedict

The Church of the Abbey

Beautiful wood carvings in the church

The Lord’s prayer

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