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Pomposa

Abbey
Province:  Ferrara (55 km)
Tourist Area
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A masterpiece of Romanesque art, Pomposa Abbey can be seen from a distance with its towering campanile.

The church, founded in the 6th century A.D., was the seat of a community of Benedictine monks and reached the peak of its importance after the year 1000.

A true lighthouse of culture, Pomposa had one of the most extensive libraries of the time. Among the personalities that made it so famous was the monk Guido da Pomposa who invented the modern musical notation.

The Abbey church is decorated with 14th century frescoes; the floor is covered with mosaics of great value, with sections laid in different periods (from the 6th to the 12th century) and in different styles.

Worth seeing are also the Chapterhouse, the Refectory and the Abbey Museum. Pomposa is famous for its food and wines, also listed in the "Strada dei Vini e dei sapori - La via del grande fiume".
Don't miss
Every years in June, at Pomposa Abbey, a medieval show takes place called Pomposia Imperialis Abbatia which recalls life in the year one-thousand, the Abbey’s golden age. In the months of July and August there are great concerts (Musica Pomposa) -  in the wonderful setting of the ancient monastery.
For more information
Local Staff: Ferrara
Information Offices
Informazione e accoglienza turisticaABBAZIA POMPOSA
Via Pomposa Centro, 1
Pomposa
44021 Codigoro (FE)
Tel. ++39 0533-719110
Fax ++39 0533-719110
iatpomposa@libero.it
Opening: Open troughout the year

How to reach

Railways Ferrovie Emilia Romagna
Stop in Codigoro (5 km)
BusUrban & extra-urban line
ATCF Ferrara
Taxibus Nord-Est. Booking: toll free number 800 521616
Airports Bologna (105 km)

Last update: 18/11/2014

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