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Lovely, if unfriendly

This is a very ably restored and lovely place located on a kind of promontory with great views of... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2015
Worth the hike

Alessandro at Agriturismo Podere Spedalone suggested we take this hike one afternoon. Well worth... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2015
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13 Oct 2016
“Stayed at the Agriturismo for 3 nights, lovely old monastery ”
17 Jun 2016
“Special place”
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We got lucky enough to be able to book a 3 night stay at this old monastery. Needless to say the place is hard to beat if the idea of staying in a slightly remote and quiet area attracts you. This place is obviously not...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank Mister_Simple_Truth
Reviewed 18 June 2016

I would not have missed this for the world. It is so beautiful and peaceful. The approach is wondeful with its line of cypresses and you really feel you are approaching a holy place. It is open 4-6 PM. The countrsyide around is very beautiful...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank AlisonE1075
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Pienza is a charming medieval town in the Tuscany region, a short car ride from Siena. It is a beautiful building with so much history.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank NGTB_1
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Agriturismo near Pienza. The many comments about this being difficult to visit reflect the fact that there is a confusion between the Monastery as a historic site and its .existence as an Agriturismo( dinner ,b &b) with excellent local cooking. It is simple but comfortable...More

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank kerry b
Reviewed 23 September 2015

This is a very ably restored and lovely place located on a kind of promontory with great views of the surrounding countryside. A large main church edifice, simple, somber and spare, is connected to a set of rooms making up a cloister that includes the,...More

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank Vicarmuddlebush
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Alessandro at Agriturismo Podere Spedalone suggested we take this hike one afternoon. Well worth the walk enableing us to enjoy more wonder food at dinner that evening

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Colobwh
Reviewed 4 July 2015

We arrived and first checked out the Cemetery which was small but interesting. Then we walked down the Cypress lined path to the Church and Monastery. The Church was open but the Monastery door had a sign that it was open from 4pm to 6pm....More

Date of experience: June 2015
4  Thank Sharon A
Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

First, the monastery now operates as a private hotel with a minimum of three nights stay. We went there looking for beautiful views and a quiet visit but encountered a number of "don't do" signs. Second, the doors only open between 4pm and 6pm, so...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Eatonbuddy
Reviewed 1 November 2014

We were cycling by this monastery and had heard about the Sodoma murals there, we were not aware of the hours so we just rode our bikes in and entered to take a look. The man on staff there was almost hostile with us. I...More

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank James C
Reviewed 9 September 2014

This 12th century monastery now is used as an Agriturismo. The church houses several old frescos. "The English Patient" was partially filmed here. It lies in Tuscany, due north of Pienza

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank helgah248
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