After visiting Montalcino we stopped by the Abbey of Sant' Antimo nearby. The church is first recorded in a deed from the year 813 but it is believed to have been founded by Charlemagne. It is a magnificent example of French-Tuscan Romanesque architecture. It derives its French style because of the fact that it was built by French monks from the famous Benedictine monastery of Cluny.
And a shot of the main altar and interior of the church.