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Abbazia di Piona

Opens in 23 min: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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Go by car, it's quite a walk even if staying locally

Google maps stated this was 20 minutes walk from where we were staying in Dorio. It was actually a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rebecca C
Out of the way, but well worth the effort, an oasis of calm.

We were spending a day driving around Lake Como. We had read about the Abbey in a guidebook and... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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| Piona, 23823, Colico, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Google maps stated this was 20 minutes walk from where we were staying in Dorio. It was actually a 1 hour 30 minute walk away, mostly on cobbles and up a steep mountain road. It was however well worth the walk as it is a...More

Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed 10 August 2018

We were spending a day driving around Lake Como. We had read about the Abbey in a guidebook and decided to pay a visit. The drive to the Abby through a small village and along a cobbled road was very picturesque and when we arrived...More

1  Thank paul6111
Reviewed 23 July 2018

It takes almost two hours to drive here from Como, but it is worth every minute, assuming you have the constitution for driving on a two lane lakeside road for that amount of time. Still, it is a pleasant and picturesque journey whose payoff is...More

1  Thank ken k
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We arrived by ferry, the walk from the boat to the abbey only takes a few minutes. However there are not many boats calling in each day, so you have to be careful timing your visit. We did not think that getting to the abbey...More

Thank ES1211
Reviewed 30 January 2018

We were only in Colico for 24 hours so while my husband was working I drove from Colico to the Abbazia di Pione. The drive is not long (6-10 miles from town center) and pretty well marked. It is quite narrow as you are going...More

1  Thank Flynfnp
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Time.....slows.....down.....just as you enter the Abbey. Well preserved. Well maintained. A place of reverence, serenity and history. Worth the visit, just to walk the grounds and enter into the courtyard and chapel.

1  Thank Watermark00
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We left our car right at the parking when you drive of the main road. There you can start a walk through the forest. With great lakeviews, not crowded, realy peacefull. We walked up and down a 5,5 km in total, a perfect walk. It...More

1  Thank sgoorts
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Boat timings allowed us just over an hour at the Abbazia di Piona. That was sufficient for our purposes, our main interest being in seeing the abbey, and particularly its cloisters, and the ancient well paintings therein. A real sense of history there which certainly...More

1  Thank robertaberdeen71
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This is a nice place to visit. Historically not to meaningful but peaceful and beautiful. It is a nice walk with great views of Lake Como. It is more spiritual and historical. There is a store where you can buy good made by the monks...More

Thank Harry F
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We visited on a Sunday afternoon. The boat - only one service a day - gave us one hour there. The cloister was peaceful, and the church, and there is a grotto with some pilgrims. The souvenir shop has biscuits and another shop offers liqueurs....More

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10 June 2018|
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Response from Flynfnp | Reviewed this property |
I would say you do need a car as there is no lodging within walking distance of this attraction
11 August 2017|
Response from GYWX | Reviewed this property |
There are regular ferry boats, every hour as I recall, that serve a number of towns around the lake. Think of it as mini-cruise to see the lake rather than a shuttle.