Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore
The Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore is located in the province of Siena. Built in 1319 by John (Bernard) Ptolemies, by Patrizio Patrizi and Ambrogio Piccolomini, has occupied the Benedictine Congregation Olivetana. One of the oldest abbey was that of hospitalization. The Via Francigena, which passed close to the Abbey, which was crossed by travelers could stop and find shelter, comfort, couch, dining and even cure diseases and purchase of medicines.