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Fossanova Abbey, earlier Fossa Nuova, is a Cistercian monastery in Italy, in the province of Latina, near the railway-station of Priverno, c. 100 kilometers south-east of Rome.

It is the finest example of a Cistercian abbey, and of the Burgundian Early Gothic style, in Italy, and dates from the end of the 12th to the end of the 13th century. The church (1187-1208) is closely similar to that of Casamari. The other conventual buildings also are noteworthy. Saint Thomas Aquinas died here in 1274.


This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain.

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Coordinates: 41°26′17″N 13°11′45″E / 41.438055555556°N 13.195833333333°E / 41.438055555556; 13.195833333333

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