A visit to the Abbey of Passignano, the Abbey of Passignano

Badia a Passignano

Badia a Passignano

Badia a Passignano

A visit to the Abbey of Passignano

Badia a Passignano. According to tradition, a monastery was founded at Passignano by Sichelmo in 890. An Abbey (Badia) was established 1049 as a consequence of the Vallombrosan monastic reforms, and took the form of a quadrangular fortified structure with corner towers. The original buildings have been greatly modified and much of the present appearance of the monastery results from a 19 C reconstruction as a “castle”. After a period of secular occupation, the monastery is once more occupied by a tiny community of vallumbrosan monks and may be visited on some Sunday afternoons when a guide is available.

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Anna Maria Baldini

About Anna Maria Baldini

Anna Maria is a frequent contributor to web content on life in Tuscany. She researches all aspects of Tuscan life, with emphasis on history, art, architecture and the culture of the people of this beautiful region of Italy.