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La Scarzuola

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Località Montegiove, 05010 Montegabbione TR, Italy
+39 0763 837463
http://www.lascarzuola.com/
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This ancient monastery, on the site where Saint Francis lived in poverty, had been abandoned by the Franciscan brothers. In the mid-twentieth century, it was purchased by an ... Read more
Italian architect who built his “perfect city” on the grounds. He intended the fanciful city to be a center for the arts. A visit to La Scarzuela is really a walk into the sacred and the profane. Mass is still held in the chapel of the monastery. Lorenzo or Rikke can make arrangements for a tour ---an absolute must! Touring La Scarzuela, unmentioned in most guide books, was one of the high points of our month in Italy. It is unlike anything in the world.

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This ancient monastery, on the site where Saint Francis lived in poverty, had been abandoned by the Franciscan brothers. In the mid-twentieth century, it was purchased by an Italian architect who built his “perfect city” on the grounds. He intended the fanciful city to be a center for the arts. A visit to La Scarzuela is really a walk into the sacred and the profane. Mass is still held in the chapel of the monastery. Lorenzo or Rikke can make arrangements for a tour ---an absolute must! Touring La Scarzuela, unmentioned in most guide books, was one of the high points of our month in Italy. It is unlike anything in the world.

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Milanese architect Tomaso Buzzi turned this magical property into the surrealist city of his imagination, with ampitheaters and full stage sets built into the grassy hillsides and mystical symbols and statues sprinkled throughout the grounds. It is a temple to the strange and wonderful, living somewhere between a Greek agora and a Dali painting.

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