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Abbey of Sant’Antimo: A photo essay…

Last week we posted a preview of the walking tour and “Medieval pilgrimage” that Fattoria dei Barbi owner and winemaker Stefano Cinelli Colombini led last weekend.

The highlight of the tour — beyond dining at the Taverna dei Barbi and touring the estate’s winery and cellar — was the visit to the Abbey of Sant’Antimo, the final destination for the weekend’s “pilgrims.”

The Abbey of Sant’Antimo is one of the finest examples of Romanic architecture in Italy today: A Christian church built on the site of an ancient Roman temple.

Here are some images to give you a better sense of this architectural, historical, and cultural gem.

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