How many jewels does Tuscany hide? Infiniti, I would say. TO Badia a Passignano, a delightful tiny village in the Chianti area, I had only come a couple of times in my life and always passing through, without ever having been able to visit the wonderful Abbey.

The opportunity to see it was finally my stay in Tower of Badia which is located right in front of the cypress avenue that leads to the abbey and I was really happy: the guided tour led by the monks who live there, belonging to the Benedictine order of Vallombrosa, is very interesting and well done and you cross the most beautiful places of this monastery, surrounded by cypresses and vineyards, founded in 1049 by San Giovan Gualberto.

The huge fresco of the Last Supper that Domenico Ghirlandaio painted in 1476 together with his brother really leaves you speechless, but the great cloister, the church of San Michele Arcangelo dating back to 1200, the historic kitchens and the well-kept Italian gardens are also beautiful. full of flowers and fountains.

Have you ever been there? If you are in Florence and you want a trip out of town, Badia a Passignano is definitely a destination not to be missed.

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