Book your stay!






Pomposa Abbey

Discovering the artistic beauties of Pomposa

Comacchio

To stop at the Pomposa Abbey, ancient Benedictine monastery of the VI century, situated in the core of the Po river delta, it means to immerse yourself in history. The basilica’s entrance, the bell tower, the frescoes of the refectory, those of the chapter house and of the church seems to speak. It seems that they want to tell us about centuries of history: the constant struggle between man and water, the continuous chase of nature and culture, the life of Benedictine monks and the artistic explosion of ‘300.

For those who love art, the Pomposa Abbey is a must-see. Entering the soul of this architectonic monument it means to leave behind the traffic of the street and modern civilization, put yourself in a magic place’s hands where the time seems to be signed by the sound of the bell. As soon as you turn the path that from the parking leads to the Abbey, the bell tower will catch your eyes : majestic and elegant.

A masterpiece of the Romanesque art, the monastery risen up between the VI and the VII century on the “Pomposa” island surrounded by the branches of the river Po and by the sea. Here the monks, in the quiet of the woods, dedicate themselves to prayer and work, following Saint Benedict order. After the XI century, the Abbey reached the peak of fame and magnificence, becoming a well-known centre of spirituality and culture under the guidance of Saint Guy. Unique and charming personality, who could give the monastery a new life, enlarging it and commissioning the building of the atrium : an open-air framework. The vitality and the culture of this place were crucial for Guido Monaco, the revolutionary inventor of the composition of the notes within the staff, better known as Guido d’Arezzo which in this place defined the musical note system.

Through the “Palazzo della Ragione”, the museum itinerary lead us in spaces where the Benedictine monks spent their time : refectory, dormitory (that now is the “Pomposa” museum), ‘sala delle stilate’, chapter house and church. The frescoes of the refectory, of the chapter house, of the church, are a proof history, art and religion. For example, the “La cena di San Guido” a part of the fresco of the majestic wall of the refectory reveal the necessity of identify the religious narration in the “Pomposa” reality.

Old Testament, New Testament, Apocalypse, Crack of Doom : this is the sequence of frescoes that greet us entering the church. The magnificence of the particulars barely fading from memory.

Take time to visit the Abbey.

Guides to the territory that may be of interest to you
Art and Culture
Brisighella
Imola-Faenza
Brisighella sits on the hills a few kilometers from Faenza, where there have been settlements since the Neolithic age.But it was under Roman rule that it blossomed thanks to the Vi...
Go to the form
Art and Culture
Atrium is an European project that involves 18 international partners, with its headquarters in Forlì, that promotes the theme of the totalitarian regimes architecture with the...
Go to the form
Art and Culture
Cesena with its old town centre situated “between the plain and the hills” (“fra ‘l piano e ‘l monte”, Dante Alighieri, XXVII canto, Inferno) is one of the most picturesque...
Go to the form
Art and Culture
Cervia Saline - historic route
Cervia - Milano Marittima
FROM THE CENTRE TO THE SAL PANThe Tower of San Michele marks the starting point of the trail, which can be walked or cycled, to discover the city of salt and sea. Each leg of t...
Go to the form
Art and Culture
Cesena: the book city
Forlì-Cesena
Cesena has an ancient and important history, a dynamic present and is ready to welcome who wants to discover its secrets and beauties. Besides the outstanding historic features...
Go to the form
Art and Culture
Dante Alighieri is considered the father of the Italian language and the Divine Comedy is believed to be the greatest literary work written by an Italian as well as one of t...
Go to the form
Art and Culture
The city of Forlì, the heart of Romagna for its strategic position between Bologna and Rimini, Ravenna and Firenze, has become over the centuries a cultural, academic, wine...
Go to the form
Art and Culture
Forlì Noir
Forlì-Cesena
An itinerary, to discover the places and buildings that in the various historical periods were scenes of ambushes and vendettas, crime stories and gory events, often surroun...
Go to the form
Art and Culture
A route to discovering food in the city of Forlimpopoli, also known as the city of flavour. Hometown of the great Pellegrino Artusi, the father of Italian cooking, to this day i...
Go to the form
Art and Culture
Cesena: Malatestian city
Forlì-Cesena
Cesena has an ancient and important history, a dynamic present and is ready to welcome who wants to discover its secrets and beauties. Besides the outstanding historic features (wi...
Go to the form
The best accommodation for your holiday in Emilia Romagna
directly in your inbox!
Do you need help?
Emilia Romagna: land to discover
Follow us:

Emiliaromagnawelcome.com - Tutti i diritti riservati - P.IVA 02540800394
Credits TITANKA! Spa © 2016