Visit

The "Path of Light"
This exclusive tour, with the use of a video-guide, allows you to discover areas hitherto inaccessible to the general public including the Carolingian Chapel, the crypt, the tribune, the monastic pharmacy and St. Benedict's herb garden. You can inspect the nave of the church from the tribune overlooking it, be enchanted by the magical play of sunlight on the capitals and columns and wonder at the beautiful "snippets" of Tuscan countryside visible through the narrow, single-light windows in the upper ambulatory. The tour ends with a visit to the Carolingian crypt and to the rooms that once gave onto the cloister. Tour + video-guide € 6.00


Video-guide
Explore the Benedictine abbey with the interactive video-guide for hire at the welcome desk situated at the front of the church. The video-guide allows you to retrace the spiritual journey of the medieval pilgrims and to discover the deeply symbolic significance of the church's architectural and decorative features. The video-guide, which is as practical and as easy to use as a smartphone, will enrich your visiting experience with multi-media content, music and images. Video-guide € 3,00


For information and reservations:
Phone: +39 0577/286300
@mail: abbazia@antimo.it

Opening hours:
1st November - 31st March: daily 10.30 am – 5.00 pm
1st April - 31st October: daily 10.00 am – 7.00 pm
Mass:
1st November - 31st March: from Monday to Friday 4.30 p.m.; Sunday 11.00 am
1st April - 31st October: from Monday to Friday 6.30 p.m.; Sunday 11.00 am


 

HOW TO GET THERE

By car or coach:
– Coming from the north (Florence), take the dual carriageway southbound to Siena. Leave by the Siena Sud exit and follow the SR2 "Via Cassia" southbound. After Buonconvento, turn right onto the "Strada Provinciale del Brunello" for Montalcino – then SP 55 to Castelnuovo dell'Abate – Sant'Antimo.
– Coming from the south (Rome), take the A1 motorway northbound. Leave by the Chiusi exit. Follow the SP146 to Chianciano Terme, San Quirico d'Orcia. After San Quirico d'Orcia, turn left onto the SP14 for Montalcino – then SP 55 to Castelnuovo dell'Abate – Sant'Antimo.
– Coming from the west (Grosseto, the coast), take the SS223 dual carriageway northbound towards Siena. Leave by the Paganico exit. Follow the SP54 towards the Monte Amiata. After Borgo Santa Rita, turn left onto the SP 14 for Montalcino. After Sant'Angelo in Colle turn right onto unnamed road for Castelnuovo dell'Abate – Sant'Antimo.
– There is a free parking area for motorhomes above the Arca di Sant'Antimo Bookshop.

By train:
The closest railway station is Buonconvento, on the Grosseto – Siena line.
There are bus connections at the station for Montalcino with the TRAIN company (see below) and from there to Castelnuovo dell'Abate with the Peschiera company (see below).