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Monastero di San Colombano, Italy

From series “The Most Remote Monasteries and Temples in the World”
Year: 1319.

San Colombano can safely be called the most inaccessible monastery of Italy. It was founded almost 700 years ago, in 1319. The temple can be found in the picturesque province of Trento, or rather, in Piano delle Fugazze. The monastery carved into the cliff looks fascinating. It’s literally locked in the center of the cliff. The monastery is surrounded by incredibly beautiful natural landscapes framed by mature trees. It is more reminiscent of a fairytale mirage than the work of human hands.

Monastero di San Colombano, Italy The path to the monastery isn’t easy; there is a staircase with very high and steep steps carved in the rock. This staircase is very dangerous, so climbing to the monastery always takes time. Despite the fact that the old monastery of San Colombano is currently open to the public and is very interesting, not everyone dares to rise there. If you didn’t succeed in overcoming a fear of heights, you can admire the shrine from afar. That would be a great experience too. Next - Dionysiou monastery


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ATM bankomat: 'Banca Carige S.P.A. Cassa Di Risparmio Di Genova E Imperia' located in 0.19 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Follini E Rivoli Noleggio Bus Di Follini Carla & C. Snc' is located in 5.68 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Isola Antonietto' in 0.36 km
Supermarket: 'Salumeria Porta Nova Di Perini Maura' in 0.14 km
Parking: 'Autoporto Città di Voghera' in 38 km
Apotheek: 'Farmacia Garilli Di Garilli Diego' in 0.18 km
Police station: 'Carabinieri Comando Stazione Bardi' in 31 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Hotel Giardino' in 0.19 km
Railway station: 'Broni' in 34 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Cristoforo Colombo Airport GOA - in 58 km
 »  Giuseppe Verdi Airport PMF - in 72 km
 »  Linate Airport LIN - in 75 km
 »  Orio Al Serio Airport BGY - in 103 km
 »  Montichiari Airport VBS - in 104 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Monastero di San Colombano

Albergo Ristorante Alpe

Located in 6 km from Monastero di San Colombano
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Rooms: 10
Rooms at the 2-star Ristorante Alpe will provide you with a TV and a fan. Some are equipped with views of the mountains and garden. The private … More: photo, rates and booking
Park Hotel Olimpia

Located in 8 km from Monastero di San Colombano
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Rooms: 34
The modern wellness centre is very well equipped and includes a heated swimming pool and jacuzzi. You will also find a sauna, Turkish bath, modern … More: photo, rates and booking
Albergo Ristorante Da Piercarlo

Located in 9 km from Monastero di San Colombano
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Rooms: 11
Rooms at Albergo Da Piercarlo have contemporary furnishings and coloured or candid duvet covers. Each includes a TV and a bathroom with toiletries … More: photo, rates and booking
Ca del Bu

Located in 11 km from Monastero di San Colombano
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Rooms: 2
A continental breakfast is provided daily. It includes croissants and hot and cold drinks. An American-style breakfast is available on request. The … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Monastero di San Colombano - Piacenza

Cathedral is an important religious monument for the city. Its construction began in the 12th century and lasted more than a hundred years. The cathedral impresses with its majestic exterior. Beautiful sandstone and rare pink marble has been used for its construction. Skilful sculptures created by masters of the Middle Ages give facade a special solemn appearance. Baroque interior of the cathedral has plenty of unique elements. Ancient frescoes preserved in it are of particular value.

The Museum of Oil and Gas is a special cultural institution. Despite the serious theme, it is considered one of the most popular with tourists with children. The museum's exposition is devoted to the history of the oil industry, which up to the present time is of great importance for the city's economy. Visitors are told about the technical means used in the beginning of the 20th century for oil and gas extraction. An excursion promises to be very informative. Among the numerous architectural monuments is Brageri Albezani villa. It is located in the immediate vicinity of the city and was built in the 17th century by Count Daniele Kiapponi for himself. He used it as a summer residence for solemn meetings, musical and literary evenings. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the villa was visited by many famous figures of art and culture. Nowadays, it is an important cultural object, partly occupied by a historical archive. An excellent ethnographic museum has been opened in the basement of the historic villa. Some halls are available for visiting as a part of a tour. The atmosphere of the past centuries has been restored there.
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