Beautiful trecento frescoes and gives a real feeling for many women's lives in the late medieval and early Renaissance periods.
A nun will meet you at the door during visiting time, check ahead and if you go late in the afternoon you will be able to sit outside and then go back in to hear the 5:00 pm chanting of vespers, and she will walk you to the fresco's. She will tell you all about the bambino and Mary and... 更多
If you can't get to the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, there are beautiful frescoes here in Giotto's style. Well worth the visit, and there are some lovely gardens too.
The frescoes are magnificent, but perhaps best to research them a bit on your own, and then tell nun who must repeat tour 50x per week that a)you know no Italian, or b)you are familiar with iconography. Do go to the services (4-5 daily); the nuns chant the liturgical hours.
at the outskirt of the city center, this monastery is still inhabited by 14 Benedictin nuns. you have to ring them out to get access to the church and one will show you around, explaining the wonderful fresco paintings (in Italian only), Some of them are really unique, never ever seen anywhere else. Definitely a must for anybody interested in... 更多
In front of this monastery, there is a real treat: a cherry tree that flowers in spring time. It is covered with hundreds and thousands of pink little flowers and looks fantastic! The monastery itself is really interesting. You'll find there a tomb of the Saint Beatrice d'Este, the benedictine nun. It still is a home for the contemplative female... 更多
A medieval convent with wonderful frescoes of that time. beautifully preserved. You must ring for entrance which can be intimidating but I recommend you do so anyway. i was on my own and lovely nun escorted me around and showed me many delightful things about this convent. A step back in time and glorious art. There is no fee but... 更多
The frescoes in the monastery chapel are very reminiscent of those at the Arena Chapel in Padua. They have the same Giotto stylistic pattern of representing events in the life of Christ and other biblical events in distinct sections of the fresco wall. The walls on the sides shielded from the sun are still vibrant after over 500 years and... 更多
These are from the school of Giotto and are beautiful. If you understand some Italian, a little nun with a big heart will give you a conducted tour of these treasures which stand comparison with the best mediaeval art anywhere. And at five o'clock you can go and hear the sisters sing to the accompaniment of a zither.
Well worth a visit. Glad we knew to knock and wait for a nun to let us in and show us quietly around with one other couple- felt like a private tour, even if couldn't understand her. The 13th century frescoes are moving.