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Guarded by vast sandstone cliffs and groves of dark cypresses, this monumental monastic complex, built all of brick, is one of the world’s most serene places.. The grounds are a sanctuary, the magnificent courtyard has 36 superb frescoes, and the choir stalls are masterpieces of inlaid wood. Amen.

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Abbazia di Monte Oliveto

Guarded by vast sandstone cliffs and groves of dark cypresses, this monumental monastic complex, built all of brick, is one of the world’s most serene places.. The grounds are a sanctuary, the magnificent courtyard has 36 superb frescoes, and the choir stalls are masterpieces of inlaid wood. Amen.