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Sant Antimo is a commune in the Province of Naples in the Italian region Campania, located about 13 km north of Naples. Although it is a small town, Sant Antimo is a wonderful holiday destination, where tourists can see a lot of historical landmarks and benefit from some of the best restaurants, where you can also enjoy some of the main specialities of Sant Antimo and Italy.
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Abbey of Sant Antimo is a former Benedictine monastery, now inhabited by Canons Regular, situated in the province of Siena, near Montalcino, Turscany. Its name refers to Saint Anthimus of Rome, whose relics were moved here during the late 8th century. The aisles and the ambulatory of the Abbey have a double barrel vault, while the nave has trusses. Notable is the so-called capital of Daniel in the lion's den work.
Siena Cathedral is located in Siena, near Sant Antimo. The magnificent complex of the Cathedral of Siena, its Duomo, houses a series of some of the most important monuments of the European artistic panorama. The Cathedral represent without a doubt the fulcrum of the entire complex, while other significant elements include the Crypt, the Baptisery and the Museo dell'Opera.
Castelnuovo Abbey is a small medieval village, located on a small hill in the vicinity of Sant Antimo. Here, visitors can take a tour of the Bishop's palace. The beautiful brick façade is divided into three horizontal bands of two small ledges in stone. There are also five major rectangular windows in stone. It is a beautiful castle. if you go atop, the castle will provide you with a beautiful view of Sant Antimo and the surrounding area.
Archishop's Palace in Naples, near Sant Antimo is the official residence of the Roman Catholic archbishop and cardinal of Naples. The original structure was built in 1389 at the wishes of cardinal Errico Capece Minutolo, on the site of an old early Christian basilica. The Palace is a beautiful place tourists can visit and learn more interesting things about papacy.