Novacella Abbey / Neustift
The courtyard of this abbey founded in 1142 by Bressanone church houses a well which is decorated with "eight" wonders of the world, one of which is the abbey itself. The rich Bavarian decor of the church interior is striking, as are the frescoes which once decorated the cloister, some of which were restored in the 20C. The magnificent Rococo library is home to 76 000 volumes, including rare books and illustrated manuscripts.
Address:S12, 39042 Bressanone
Phone:+39 0472 836189
guided tours only (50min, in German and Italian) Mon-Sat 10am, 11am, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm (and noon and 1pm mid Jul-mid Sep) - ticket counter closed Mon Jan-Mar - €7. guided tour of gardens (in German or Italian) Mon, Wed and Fri mid Jun-mid Sep