abbey of Pomposa

abbey of Pomposa

It suddenly appears to the visitors with its bell tower in a green plain, revealing unexpected treasures of art and history.

The origin of the Abbey dates back to the sixth and seventh centuries, when there arose a Benedictine settlement on what was the  Pomposian Insula, wooded island surrounded by two branches of the river and protected from the sea. After the year thousand, began the season of greatest splendor and became thriving monastic center voted to a life of prayer and work, whose fortune is tied to the figure of the Abbot San Guido. The monastery Pomposa.


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