Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia, Teolo

Praglia Abbey is a Benedictine monastery in the frazione of Bresseo in Teolo, Province of Padua, Italy. It is located at the foot of the Euganean Hills, some 12 kilometers southwest of Padua, and four kilometers from Abano Terme.HistoryThe monastery was founded in 1080. The first abbot of Praglia, Iselberto dei Tadi, who had become a monk in the monastery of San Benedetto Polirone in Mantua, is mentioned in a Papal Bull of Calixtus II in 1123. Until 1304 Praglia was under the direction of more powerful abbeys such as that of Polirone, the Abbey of Santa Giustina in Padua, and Cluny.By the 14th century the abbey had gained more autonomy, funded by donations of various rulers and families. Most of the cloisters and church were rebuilt in the 16th century. Only the belltower retains medieval construction. The basilica church, dedicated to the Assumption of Mary (Santa Maria dell'Assunta), was designed in 1490 by Tullio Lombardo. Construction of the nave was completed in 1548, and of the principal door and the cupola in 1550.
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  • I found myself back in the area after a few years. The complex includes the church itself, garden, bar, restaurant and shop where products the monks have made are sold (wine, honey, etc.) The...  more »
  • I visited here on a recent trip to the area. There is a tour led by one of the monks that takes you through the cloisters and into the chapel. The area is beautiful, surrounded by vineyards and the...  more »
  • Beautiful, peaceful, spiritual and uplifting. Situated in the elbow of a small hillside, with the smell of drying lavender wafting throughout, the Abbey is an oasis. We had a lovely walking tour, and bought wine and health products made by the Benedictine monks from their locally grown herbs. A great selection of teas, beauty products, candies, health supplements and essential oils. Steeped in history and tradition...
  • San Benedetto a key. Extremely well preserved. And the ancient knowledge is still there...
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