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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.