Passignano Abbey a hidden gem in Chianti is even called Abbey of San Michele Arcangelo in Passignano; it is located in Tavernella Val di Pesa area, near Florence. The building surrounded by the houses of the village is still a monastery. Passignano Abby was repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt and its present appearance is that of a fort rather than a monastery.
The abbey of San Michele is dedicated to the angel warrior San Michele. The statue of the angel on the top of the chapel roof and the Templar cross that lies within are clear symbols of it. The abbey which once contained over 6600 scrolls it is a real treasure to visit and discover. The monks who live in only ask visitors for a donation but we guarantee that what you see is worth well over. Very beautiful is the medieval kitchen never renovated during nineteenth century and the hall of the refectory where “The Last Supper” by Ghirlandaio dating back to 1476 and covers the entire wall of the room.
Currently the fresco is covered because under restoration. Lack of funds are, however, lengthening the time of the restoration. This is also why I suggest you a visit at the Abbey of Passignano and leave your generous contribution that will be critical to the preservation of this beautiful fresco, a symbol of Italian culture. Beautiful view from the gardens and from the terrace.
Passignano Abby – a view of the chiostro
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