Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore
treasure trove of beautiful works of art
Lovely abbey of Benedictine monks and monastic training center, but also impressive treasure trove of beautiful works of art.
The order Olivetano of which this abbey is the parent company, was built in 1313.
The monastery is a complex of buildings ranging from 1300 to 1700.
The Great Cloister, the true heart of the abbey, is famous for its impressive series of frescoes by Luca Signorelli and Giovanni Antonio Bazzi, called Sodoma, covering it completely.