On of the most beautiful Abbys in Tuscany is Monte Oliveto Maggiore . . . The monestary on the mountain.
It was begun on this site in the 1300's.
The most amazing murals are in the rectangular Chiostro Grande. This portico is decorated with a fresco cycle by Luca Signorelli that depicts the life of Saint Benedict. Singnorelli began work but the cycle was finished in 1508 by the famous Italian artist Sodoma.
Along with a few of Sodoma's favorite pets.
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Happy Hunting y'all~