Tiglieto Abbey

Tiglieto, Italy

Tiglieto Abbey, founded in 1120, was the first Cistercian abbey to be founded in Italy, and also the first outside France. It was a daughter house of La Ferté Abbey. The first abbot was probably Opizzone. It may have gained the name Tiglieto after being given the estate of that name by the Margrave Anselm of Ponsone in 1131.

In 1442, through Pope Eugenius IV, Tiglieto became an abbey in commendam. In 1648 it was turned into a family estate of the last commendatory abbot, Cardinal Raggio, and dissolved. In 1747 the area was occupied by the Austrians, who shortly afterwards were driven out by the Genoese. In 2000 Tiglieto was reoccupied by the Cistercians.

The church is a primitive Romanesque brick basilica; the original side-chapels were removed in the 14th century to make way for a new east end. The nave was vaulted in the Baroque period, and a new choir at the west end was added at the same time, as was a Baroque campanile.

The conventual buildings are to the south of the church. The early Gothic chapter house in the east range has survived, with a square chapter room with nine bays from the early 13th century and symmetrical triforium windows looking onto the central courtyard and the site of the cloister, no longer extant, with the dormitory with bricked-up windows in the upper storey, as have the sacristy, the Fraternei and to the south the refectory building, as well as the lay brothers' block in the west, now converted for residential purposes.

The entire precinct was renovated for the new community that took over the premises in 2000.



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Founded: 1120
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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ANIELLO SAMMARCO (10 months ago)
Fantastica e scenario mozzafiato ci si immerge in un epoca medioevale che si sente
Sandra Moretto (11 months ago)
Eu sou suspeita para falar sobre este lugar, sou habitante de Tiglieto e apaixonada por este vilarejo de paisagens, além de lindas, relaxantes. Todos os dias (quando não chove e, de inverno, quando a neve permite) eu, meu amor e nosso cachorrinho vamos caminhar no Anello della Badia, um percurso de cerca 7km/9km e quase sempre é como se fosse a primeira vez. Venha conhecer!
giovanni borghi (14 months ago)
È una vera esperienza esoterica la visita all'abbazia con annesso il parco. La vera magia è d'inverno con la neve. Nessun problema col posteggio.
Caterina Coppa (15 months ago)
Antica abbazia cistercense, proprietà di Camilla Salvago Raggi, la scrittrice, ultima discendente dell'antico casato, la quale ha il desiderio che venga riaffidato all'ordine cistercense, che se ne occupò fino a pochi anni fa. Luogo incantevole perché incastonato in una valle con bellissimi boschi ed enormi prati verdi tenuti benissimo, arrivati all'abbazia il signor Fiorenzo è a disposizione dei più interessati per spiegare con competenza e passione la storia dell'abbazia e vendere vari prodotti ad essa collegati.... Noi inoltre abbiamo fatto un anello, di circa 5km che parte dall'abbazia e percorre boschetti ,lungo torrenti e ponti molto interessanti... Nei dintorni ristoranti e agriturismi dove si mangia bene... Che dire di più... consigliato
Michela Zunino (15 months ago)
Posto molto caratteristico e in mezzo alla natura. C'è tanta pace e tanto verde. Bella costruzione antica. La consiglio per una piccola gita fuori porta.
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