History of the Saint Cassian abbey

If you are fascinated by history, religion and legend, once you are in Tuscany you can’t miss the Saint Cassian abbey, which is located between the two small towns of Greve and Figline.

It is a very old monastery named by the patron saint of writers and teachers, who is celebrated in Italy August 13th.

Built around 1040-1050 by the Buondelmonti monks, the abbey was part of a bigger complex of 7 abbeys founded by Saint John Gualbert, who belonged to the Vallombrosan Order.

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