Monte Oliveto Maggiore Abbey
Via Abbazia 1, 53020 Chiusure Driving directions
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9.15am-noon, 3.15pm-6pm (5pm in winter)


The rose-coloured buildings of the mother-house of the Olivetians, a congegration founded in 1313, stands on a hillside among a landscape of cypress trees. Do not miss the great cloisters decorated with a series of frescoes by Luca Signorelli and by Sodoma. The abbey church, refurbished in Baroque style, contains a set of magnificent choirstalls, made by Fra Giovanni da Verona in 1505.


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