Italy Day Seven: Montalcino and Sant’Antimo


 
Our last visit to Montalcino and Sant’Antimo was in April 2000. At that time we took the bus from Siena to Montalcino and then walked the final 10 kilometers to the Abbey. We returned again this year the day after our visit to Volterra and San Gimignano, and seventeen years later the journey and destination were as memorable as ever.
 

 

 
In March 2016 I posted Tuscan Reverie for the Daily Post’s inaugural Discover Challenge: Blogging the Senses in which I included a video of photos taken from our walk to Sant’Antimo in 2000. I thought I would re-post the video today so that you can enjoy once again the Gregorian chant “Haec Dies” from “Mysterium” a recording made in the Abbey in April 1995 by the five fathers of the Communita die Canonici Regolari di Sant’Antimo.

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  1. The serene delivery, calmly measured tenor and meditational melody of Gregorian Chant is surely one of the enduring delights of life. Sitting here with my eyes fixed on your beauteous images, the warmth of the day, the spectacular and unmistakably Italian landscape and that marvelous gem of ecclesiastical architecture beckoning has been a welcome and soothing moment in the day for which I thank you. I remember the same the first time I watched this in March. Some things are too good to enjoy just once ….

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