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“Glorious interior - wonderful tour”

Abbazia di Santo Spirito
Reviewed 19 December 2016

I have had the pleasure of visiting this lovely church on two occasions when friends have been visiting. Sorella Maria Gabriela explained the history of the church and artwork in very good English and was delightful, making our visit very enjoyable and informative. An interesting selection of Sicilian sweet delicacies can be purchased on site, made using the same recipes that have been handed down over time. Much beautiful artwork to see. One beautiful and haunting fresco caught my eye - the face of a nun witnessing the service upstairs, from behind a grill.

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Reviewed 11 October 2016

A little difficult to locat needed google maps to find. Watch out as there are 2 entrances side by side. The one on the left guarded by a nun is the best as it gives access to church where there are marvellous plaster statues and decorations. A donation is requested and we were shown around by the nun who spoke excellent English. The door on the right goes into a limited part of the old abbey no longer used by the nuns and costs 4 euros . Access is limited and no guide and we were chased out before we could properly explore well before their nominal closing time.

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Reviewed 31 January 2016

The atmosphere that is created in the summer evenings is that of an elegant and charming, thanks to a lighting that enhances the park and the structure of this prestigious period residence.

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Reviewed 31 January 2016

Ancient Roman church, in the harmonious simplicity of its structure and of its interior, which exacerbate the mystical character, fits perfectly with the places and the buildings that surround it, and is topped by a bell tower and an imposing Romanesque tower dating to 1282.

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Reviewed 21 June 2015

As we entered the Church with some other vistors one of the Nuns came out & gave us a personal tour, in Italian & English. It was most informative & enjoyable. All the more so as we had to climb very high to this Church & the Cathedral & we timed it badly (avoid early PM), so this tour was a real bonus.

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