Piona Abbey wheelchair accessible tours Lake Como excursions
Piona Abbey wheelchair accessible tours, is located in a strategic position on the Olgiasca Peninsula.
The Abbey is still inhabited by monks and is also easily accessible from the Como Shore of the lake in front of Gravedona on the extreme tip of the Lecco branch.
Has a splendid panoramic view of Lake Como.
It offers the opportunity to savor the tranquility and peace enjoyed by the Cistercian monks who still live there today.
It is a typical building of the Comacina art in exposed squared stone and is a rare jewel of Lombard Romanesque architecture.
The church, consecrated to the Virgin in 1138 was later dedicated to St Nicolò, preserves the remains of ancient frescoes.
To the right of the apse stands a beautiful quadrangular bell tower.
Leaning against the south wall of the church there is a beautiful cloister built later, probably to replace a previous one of which there is no trace.
Notable for the beauty of the arches and capitals finely carved with figures and allegories.
Piona Abbey Wheelchair Accessible Tours
Piona Abbey accessible tours to Lake Como guided private tours.
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Touring Piona Abbey
Towards the end of the XI century, mention is made of the Abbey of Piona because it was included in the Cluniac reform.
Which provided for the transfer of monks from the Cluny mother house to the abbeys in crisis to revitalize it.
There are places whose charm goes beyond history.
Anyone who lives around Lake Como can only be linked to the small Abbey of Piona.
Unmissable destination for a day trip, also for its enviable position overlooking the lake.
Here time seems to have stopped centuries ago.
It is a corner of the world where silence is only broken by the waters of the lake crashing on the shoreline.
By the singing of birds and by the Gregorian choirs that resound within the ancient walls of the Abbey of Piona.
Inside the Abbey, as in the best monastic traditions and according to the rule of St Benedetto ‘Ora et Labora‘ it will also be possible to buy monastic products.
Liqueurs, ointments, creams and preparations all of natural origin … which, as has always been known, be particularly rich in therapeutic properties.
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