If looking at these images they seem familiar to me, know that this monastery in the heart of Pienza, in Val d’Orcia was used to shoot some of the most famous scenes of the film “The English Patient”, winner of 9 Academy Awards.
The monumental complex of Sant’Anna in Camprena is a former 15th century Olivetan Benedictine monastery, an imposing and sober place but also endowed with profound spirituality. Here are preserved a splendid cycle of frescoes by the painter Antonio Bazzi. Currently the monastery is used as a farmhouse managed by the diocese of Montepulciano-Chiusi-Pienza.
Visit the monastery to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of profound spirituality that pervades it, and take the opportunity to allow yourself a few hours of relaxation. Here in summer you will find concerts inside the church and the monastery every year hosts different art courses: painting, drawing, photography , music. The farm has also collaborated for years with the “Scuola Camprena” School of Italian Language and Culture which is less than 1 km from the Monastery.