Loquis: Casamari Abbey

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Casamari Abbey

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Published on:  2018-03-10 10:10:00

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Near Veroli is Casamari Abbey, built around 1036 by monks from Veroli, and Fossanova Abbey, where St Thomas Aquinus died in 1274. In the history of architecture, this is a cornerstone of the Gothic-Cistercian style in Italy. Around the lovely Cloister, enclosed by a series of paired columns, stand various buildings, the largest of which is the Church, with a three-nave basilica floor plan, a remarkable choir and a highly interesting Chapter House. The town's secular buildings are also magnificent: the Museum, with a wealth of Roman artefacts and works of art, the Refectory and the Library with its ancient volumes, parchments and books.

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