In the 16th century the abbey, where he also taught Galileo Galilei, already aspirant and novice, was the seat of a school of oriental languages, science and mathematics; this is attested by the Greek and Hebrew inscriptions placed on the upper frieze of the choir: these are invitations to the praise of God drawn from biblical psalms.
In the chapter house overlooking the cloister, in addition to the three frescoes by Filippo Filippelli, there is an artistic wooden crucifix of the fifteenth century, from Michelangelo's school.
• Working Days: 5:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. summer time)
• Sunday and Holy Days: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
OPENING HOURS OF ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH
• Morning: 10:00 a.m. / 12:30 p.m.
• Afternoon: 3:00 p.m. / 5:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. summer time)
• Closed: Tuesday
GUIDED TOURS OF THE CHURCH AND THE MONASTERY (by booking)
• Working Days (winter time): 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
• Working Days (summer time): 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
• Sunday and Holy Days (winter time): 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
• Sunday and Holy Days (summer time): 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
• Closed: Tuesday
Groups (minimum 6 people) starts the visit from the Church, with itinerary: Church - Chapter Hall - Cloister - Refectory or Last Supper - Monumental Kitchen - Garden.
Groups are requested to stay together from the beginning to the end. The visit lasts a maximum of 1 hour.
We humbly request all the visitors to leave a contribution, according to their possibilities, for the maintenance of the monastery and the art works kept in it.
We ask visitors to respect and keep the sacredness of this place: a Benedictine monastery where a community of monks live in silence and dedicate themselves to prayer and work according to the Benedictine Rule.
Booking by phone or by ringing the doorbell: