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Abbazia delle Tre Fontane (Abbey of the Three Fountains) is an abbey in Rome.
Legend says that Apostle Paul was beheaded by Emperor Nero’s order. His head struck the earth in three different places in which fountains sprang forth.
In 1140, Pope Innocent II had the church restored, repaired and rebuilt according to the usages of the order.
Photo taken by Fczarnowski
There are three separate sanctuaries belonging to the monastery, named:
These two were built on existing buildings and took their present form in the late 16th century.
The abbey was richly endowed, particularly by the Arch of Charlemagne, which became the gateway to the abbey.
The Cistercian monks of Abbazia delle Tre Fontane make their own alcoholic drink from eucalyptus. They sell this drink in their own shop in the abbey.
According to the rules of St. Benedict, guests are welcome and can also join the Holy Mass. Although, reservation is required for guests who want to stay for spiritual nights.
Booking can be done by calling: 349 28 98 576
The abbey is open from 6:30 to 12:30 in the morning and afternoon 15:00 to 20:30 (15:30 to 20:30 on Sundays)
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