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BENEDECTINE ABBEY ST.MARY
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ABBEY OF SAINT MARY - Finalpia

Finale Ligure is a town that consists of three urban centers : Finalmarina Finalborgo and Finalpia .
Finalmarina
Panorama with the background of the promontory Caprazoppa .
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arco
The arch dedicated to Margherita Teresa of Spain , daughter of Philip IV of Spain , is a testament to the Spanish domination that lasted over a century ( 1602 to 1707 ) .
FINALBORGO
Is the ancient capital of the marquis of Finale , which is now hatching the glories of the past a little ' far from the sea .
In the valley where it is located it was , however , more secure than on the coast .
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Castel Govone , with celbre Tower of diamonds , is in a dominant position on the heights behind Finalborgo . For centuries it has been a symbol of power . After the last time it was conquered and almost demolished , it was never recovered , but no longer able to cope with the evolution of the techniques of war . ( Especially artillery ) .
Finalpia
View from Via Belvedere
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And here it is our ...
BENEDECTINE ABBEY of Finalpia
The Abbey was founded by monks Olivetani (so-called white Benedictines ) in the late 1400s .
The foundation was ratified by the Pope ( Sixtus IV ) with a bull of 21 September 1476 .
He passed permanently to Congrezazione Benedictine Subiaco ( one of the Families of the Benedictine Order ) in 1905 .
Since their arrival , the monks are dedicated to spiritual assistance for parishioners and pilgrims who are always numerous noticed the adjoining Shrine of Our Lady Pia .
(  The abbey church - parish Finalpia )
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The picture of Our Lady of Pia                                                                          ( Interior of the church ) .

The painting is by Nicolò da Voltri , known Genoese painter active between 1385 and 1417. The title of Pia has a name , that is the Madonna from the name of the place ( Pia , in fact) .

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A view of the 1st cloister


( the Abbey is inserted into the urban fabric ) .
Postal Address:
Abbazia S. Maria di Finalpia
17024 Finale Ligure Pia (SV) Italy
Telephone +39 019 602 301  Fax: +39 019 604 9940
updated 17 May 2019
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