Abbey of Sant'Antimo
Localita' S. Antimo, 222, 53024 Castelnuovo dell'Abate SI, Italy
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The abbey of Sant'Antimo is a formerly Benedictine monastic complex, located at Castelnuovo dell'Abate, within the municipality of Montalcino, in the province of Siena. It is one of the most important architectures of the Tuscan Romanesque. It is one of the most beautiful monuments in an ancient Roman style, which also has elements of the French and Lombardy styles.
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Tuscany is known for its landscapes, history, artistic legacy, and its influence on high culture. It is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and has been home to many figures influential in the history of art and science, and contains well-known museums such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace. Tuscany is also known for its wines.