Kapoors Year 9A: Paris/Sicily/Myanmar/Nepal travel blog

The Abbey Must Be Cherished By Italians If They Commissioned A Stamp...

The Abbey Is Situated On A Curving Finger Of Land Tucked Along...

At The End Of The Cobblestone Road, We Were Met By These...

The Afternoon Sun Warmed The Exterior Of The Stone Buildings, Casting Lovely...

Old Frescoes On The Walls Spoke To The Fact That The Abbey...

We Walked Around The Cloisters, Cool And Dark, With Plaques And Writings...

I Liked The Free-Form Edges Of This Plaque Cast In Heavy Metal

The Small Hand Pump In The Middle Of The Cloister Must Have...

Before Leaving To Wander The Grounds, We Slipped Into The Chapel, Simple...

It Was A Beautiful Afternoon, And We Strolled Through The Gardens And...

There We Found This Monument, And Wondered If It Was A Grave...


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Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Italy’s chapter on Lombardy and the Lakes has to say about the Abbazia di Piona:

“About 3km south of Colico, the Abbazia di Piona, a Cistercian abbey, is a pocket of peace. From the lakeside, SS36, follow the nar¬row road for 2km; the last stretch is cobbled.“

KAPOORS ON THE ROAD

When I read that there was a lovely Cistercian abbey in the region, I asked Anil if we could make a slight detour in order to see it. I had not known of the Cistercian order of monks until we visited the ruins of an ancient Cistercian abbey in Ireland. I was keen to see one that was not in ruins. And after the hubbub of Bellagio, a peaceful place was just what I was looking for.

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