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Review of Pomposa Abbey

Pomposa Abbey
Reviewed 4 May 2015

On saturdays and sundays volunteers give you access to the bell tower. The Abbey is a beauty, the floor of the church fabulous, frescoes on the walls.

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Reviewed 7 December 2014

Art and history can be experienced in this lovely countryside setting, which you can imagine appearing in the middle of nowhere to the pilgrims going to Jerusalem. Also the place where the Benedictine monk Guido of Arezzo is said to have developed the principles of the modern staff notation around the year 1000, as described in a non-conspicuous display near the entrance of the church.

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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Our tour group made a stop at the Abbey in Pomposa. As we approached, the tower from different angles looked as though it was leaning..The grounds and Abbey give a very peaceful feeling. Upon entering there are arches complete with frescoes from the doors to the alter..above the alter a large dome with beautiful frescoes ...If this ancient Abbey is along your route, it is worth the stop,if for nothing more then to see the great Romanesque architecture..

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Reviewed 4 April 2014

Two people told us to stop at the Abazia di Pomposa which is halfway between Venice and Ravenna on SS309: the man who rented us at car at the Venice airport for our trip to Ravenna and the man behind the hotel desk in Ravenna. Each man also said, "You'll have a nice lunch."
The land in that area is so flat we could see the campanile some distance away. We had such a nice lunch next door at La Cueva, that we didn't have enough time to see all there was to see, but the frescos in the church are wonderful enough alone. Some writer compared them to the work of Giotto and that seems fair in that the scenes from the life of Mary and of Jesus emphasize simple humanity. There was nothing pompous or bombastic about them. The hotel man said he didn't much like St Peter's in Rome, but he was always moved by the abbey in Pomposa and I could see why.
No one collected an entrance fee on the day we were there. There were only a few other visitors.

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Reviewed 22 December 2013

The reviews about this place are by Italians. Maybe they like to risk findind a closed door since it's close to their home !!! Our experience as foreigner tourists was negative. We decided to visit this place during our trip in Italy. In a foggy day we reached the place. While buying the ticket [afternoon] the man told us the museum is closed since the keeper was ill ! Just to understand: there was one person selling tickets. Another in the church and third in the refectory [places we visited]. We were there 1.5 hours and none eccept us was visiting the place. None had the idea or will to open the closed door of the museum since the place was completely empty. I guess it is connected to the empoyer of this place.
Proper management should not permit it.
If you wish- take the risk going there- it may happen also you.

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