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Vallombrosa



Introduction of Vallombrosa
Village in Firenze province, Tuscany region, 25 mi Eof Florence. A Benedictine monastery was foundedhere in 1040 by St. John Gualberto and became thefirst house of the Vallombrosan Order, a strict reformgroup. Pillaged by the troops of Charles V in 1529 and by those of Napoleon in 1808, the monastery was dissolvedin 1866 following the Risorgimento. It wasrestored in 1963. The present structure dates from the17th century with some 16th-century elements.Village in Firenze province, Tuscany region, 25 mi Eof Florence. A Benedictine monastery was foundedhere in 1040 by St. John Gualberto and became thefirst house of the Vallombrosan Order, a strict reformgroup. Pillaged by the troops of Charles V in 1529 and by those of Napoleon in 1808, the monastery was dissolvedin 1866 following the Risorgimento. It wasrestored in 1963. The present structure dates from the17th century with some 16th-century elements.

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