Pomposa Abbey

Pomposa Abbey, photographed by Zyance, September 2006; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

Benedictine monastery near Ferrara, Italy. May have been founded in the 7th century, it is known to have existed in the 9th. At one point it owned large tracts of land, and its monk scribes helped preserve Italian literature and culture. It was here that Guido d’Arezzo developed modern musical notation. The buildings are in the Romanesque style. It’s church contains a mosaic pavement, frescoes by Vitale da Bologna, and paintings by a Riminese master. The chapter hall has early 14th-century frescoes by a pupil of Giotto. In the 19th century, the abbey was acquired by the Italian government.

Monks of Pomposa include

MLA Citation

  • “Pomposa Abbey”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 March 2012. Web. 4 August 2021. <http://catholicsaints.info/pomposa-abbey/>