Chiaravalle One Day from Milan
This guide covers a short one-day or even half-day trip you can make from Milan to the Chiaravalle Abbey.
It includes a detailed description of Abbey's history, the agricultural land surrounding it, and the monks who built it over the centuries.
It also has a detailed description of the unique agriculture in the area of the Po Valley, where the Abbey is located.
There are extensive descriptions and photos of the Abbey and its unique environment.
There is information on where you can rest for a snack or lunch inside the Abbey; the restaurants nearby are listed.
There is also information on Abbey's opening days and times and detailed information on reaching the Abbey from Milan with public transportation, a bicycle, or your car.
There is a list of places to rent a bicycle for one day or longer. In addition, it has a detailed, illustrated guide on how to get there from Milan with a bike.
The guide is ideal for all visitors who enjoy riding bicycles as it gives clear directions on the streets to follow, in addition to the historical and architectural information.
The book includes the history of the Cistercian monks.
The digital e-guide is ideal for use on your smartphone or your tablet.
Author Enrico Massetti
Publisher Massetti Publishing Washington DC. USA
Paperback, 76 color pages, A5 (5.83 x 8.27 in / 148 x 210 mm) 35 color images
Book, 76 Pages
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One day trip to Chiaravalle Abbey 1
History of the Abbey 2
From the foundation to the 17th century 3
Eighteenth-Century to Present. 6
Wilhelma the Bohemian 7
Description - The entrance 8
The square 8
The Church 9
The façade 9
The Inside 11
The wooden chorus 12
The tiburium (dome) 12
The transept 13
Pipe organ 14
The presbytery 14
The Madonna of Goodnight 14
The Sacristy 15
The Cloister 15
The Chapter 16
The Nolare tower, called Ciribiciaccola 17
The bell tower 20
The Marcita 21
History of the Marcita 21
Structure and Operation of the Marcita 22
The current evolution of the Marcita 22
The Chiaravalle Abbey Mill 22
The history and the recovery. 23
The Abbey Shop 31
The Ristoro 33
At the Ristoro 33
To accompany 34
Open with the following hours: 35
At lunch 35
Info on the Abbey 35
Where to eat in Chiaravalle 36
How to get to Chiaravalle: 39
Going by bicycle 39
Stores where you can rent a bike for an entire day: 40
Rent a scooter: If you prefer, you can also rent a scooter 41
How to go to Chiaravalle with a bike 41
History of the Cistercensians monks 43
The government of the order 44
The development of the order 46
The division of the order and its reforms 48
Decadence and revival 49
Other tourism guides 52
The Author 52
Travel books of the same author: 54
Things to Know 58
TABLE OF CONTENT 63