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“A hidden treasure - worth a stop”
Review of Pomposa Abbey

Pomposa Abbey
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This abbey is roughly halfway between Venice and Ravenna on road SS309. It is next to a comfort stop which has toilets and a cafe, which is actually why our bus tour stopped there. There is a small entrance fee (I think five euros) but it is well worthwhile taking the time to see inside. The abbey was associated with the Benedictine monks and was an important centre for preservation of manuscripts during medieval period. The church has beautifully preserved mosaics on the floor. The attendant was cleaning them with water when we were there, so the designs stood out beautifully. The walls are covered in frescoes in good condition, some of the images quite playful.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

The high tower invites to visit from the distance when you travel the road Choggia - Ravenna. Big car park in the outskirts with some souvenir shops, food and drink. The interior is magnificent, with beautiful frescos, sculptures and mosaics. Very quiet and peaceful place. Must see when visiting the neighboring area.

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

On the road to Venice from Ravenna a magnificent Abbey caught our eye so we decided to pull over. Unfortunately not well covered by public transport, but if you have a car you have the luxury to explore this beautiful, well preserved abbey which over nearly 1000 years old for just a few euros

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Reviewed 1 October 2016

One of the most beautiful churches I have seen. The walls are covered with very well preserved frescoes and the floor with the most amazing tiny mosaic tiles. The place has a lovely atmosphere similar to Torcello in Venice.

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Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place on our way from Venice to Ferrara. The exterior was interesting looking, with the tall tower and ancient appearance, but we were awestruck when the doors opened and we got a look at the gorgeous frescoes inside.

We were there on a Monday afternoon in November, and the place was very peaceful with few visitors. We were not charged an entrance fee, so we left a donation in the poor box.

We had a nice cappuccino and croissant in the cafe and enjoyed the very clean W.C. On the grounds as well!

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