Chiaravalle

This is an excerpt from the book “Milan and day trips to lakes and art cities

A preview of the guide:

Chiaravalle - Photo © Mauroman
Chiaravalle – Photo © Mauroman

An oasis of peace where the work of the monks of the last one thousand years together with the art and the surrounding countryside combine to make the area incredibly rich of color and full of farming activity; the only negative aspect is that it is unfortunately very close to one of the city dumps.

We are talking about the Chiaravalle Abbey, dominion of the Cistercian monks from the year 1135, the year in which San Bernardo founded his first church together with a small group of French monks.

Chiaravalle Abbey
Chiaravalle Abbey

Chiaravalle Cloister
Chiaravalle Cloister

The "Ciribiciacola"
The “Ciribiciacola”

Photos © Mauro Manmano

A visit to Chiaravalle in a winter afternoon,
following the indications of the guide

Getting there by bus
Getting there by bus
The Abbey
The Abbey
The nave, with the monks singing gregorian chants
The nave, with the monks singing gregorian chants
The inside of he church
The inside of he church
The Cloister
The Cloister
The Cloister again
The Cloister again
The "Ciribiciacola" from the Cloister
The “Ciribiciacola” from the Cloister
The Twisted Column
The Twisted Column

All Photos of the visit © Enrico Massetti

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