An old Cistercian Abbey immersed in the silence of a nature park

Anyone approaching the plain cannot be immune from the charm that the Abbey exerts at first sight. You immediately realize the age of the buildings, on which every century has left a trace, but also a certain aura of mystery. In a very green territory, amid woods and meadows, there stands Tiglieto Abbey, a monumental complex from 1120.

The beauty and the quiet of the landscape were the reason for the decision by the Cistercian monks to found the first settlement outside France here. Around the abbey the monks gave life to a small village with a network of farms for agriculture and breeding.

Tiglieto had very intense activity and trade until the monastery was suppressed in 1442 and was turned into a patrician villa. Despite subsequent transformations over the centuries, it is very interesting to rediscover the original layout, the Chapter Room and the Medieval Armarium. It was recently restored and it is possible to know it today thanks to the association of Friends of Tiglieto Abbey. During holidays it is open from 10 to 12 am and 3 to 5 pm. The area is known for the cultivation of small fruits (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, blackcurrants and strawberries), which will make your snacks nice in the area, and from them good jellies and jams are produced. Also worth trying is Rose Syrup, a Slow Food presidium, derived from the dog-rose.