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Abbey of Santa Maria della neve

Via Badia - 28 - Torrechiara - Langhirano - PR - 43013
Phone: +39 0521355911 - +39 0521355133

open from Monday to Saturday from 9.00am to 12.00pm; on Sunday and festivities from 11.00am to 12.00pm and from 3.00pm to 5.00pm.


euros 1,00


Pier Maria Rossi built the Abbey of Santa Maria of the Snow in 1471, probably for his illegitimate son Ugolino, who was at that time the abbot of San Giovanni Evangelista in Parma.

Beside the church, the convent included a bell tower, a dormitory, a graveyard, a refectory, a cloister, a garden and a vegetable garden sufficient to support a community of 20 monks belonging to Santa Giustina da Padova congregation.

Products for beauty and health, made by monks thanks to old recipes and beeswax, are on sale in the shop inside the Abbey.

How to get there:

the Abbey is about 20 kms south of Parma. By car from Parma, follow the road to Langhirano. Once you get to Torrechiara, when you can see the castle on your right, turn left following signs to the Abbey.

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