Pomposa Abbey, Codigoro

#5 of 105 in Historic Sites in Province of Ferrara
Must see · Church · Tourist Spot
Pomposa Abbey is a Benedictine monastery in the comune of Codigoro near Ferrara, Italy. It was one of the most important in northern Italy, famous for the Carolingian manuscripts preserved in its rich library, one of the wealthiest of Carolingian repositories, and for the Romanesque buildings.

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  • We stopped at Pomposa Abbey on our way between Ravenna and Venice. It was our last full day in Italy, and I had big plans. This was the centerpiece. The tall, distinctive bell tower acts as a...  more »
  • This monastery complex stems from the very earliest Christian era, with documentary evidence as early as 874, and that evidence indicates the presence of a monastery 2-300 years prior. Most of the...  more »
  • Unique romanesque monastery. Amazing frescoes in the church. A jewel.
  • Worth a visit if you are passing by but you should not travel only for that. Might be of great interest for people with an interest for places like this but not very suitable for families with smaller kids Restaurants nearby and at the parking lot.

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