Astino Monastery

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Astino Monastery (Italian: Monastero di Astino) is a monastery in the Astino Valley, Province of Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy. It is a centuries-old convent which is no longer active, currently in a state of profound decay.

History[edit]

Foundation[edit]

Astino Monastery was founded around the year 1070 by a group of members of the Vallumbrosan Order lead by John Gualbert during a time in which, through reforms, clerics were trying to revive the Catholic Church's position.

The romanic church and its abbey were the first buildings forming the monastery, both built by Bertario, the first abbot, who supervised the Abbey for 21 years until 1128.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fulvio Adobati, Moris Lorenzi. Astino e la sua valle. Clusone, Ferrari editrice, 1997.
  • Maria Luisa Angelini. I monasteri di Bergamo. Bergamo, La Rivista di Bergamo, 1979.
  • Manela Bandini. La Valle d'Astino, in Progetto il colle di Bergamo. Bergamo, Lubrina.
  • Mario Locatelli. Bergamo nei suoi monasteri. Bergamo ed. Il Conventino, 1986.
  • Mario Lupo. Codex diplomaticus civitatis et ecclesiae Bergomatis. Bergamo, 1784-1788.
  • AA. VV. Il parco dei colli di Bergamo: introduzione alla conoscenza del terriotrio. Bergamo, 1986.
  • AA, VV. La presenza dei benedettini a Bergamo e nelle bergamasca. Bergamo, APB, 1984.

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Coordinates: 45°42′27″N 9°38′24″E / 45.70750°N 9.64000°E / 45.70750; 9.64000