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The monastery of Astino was founded in 1070 by some Monaci Vallombrosani who chose this place of great scenic beauty to dedicate themselves to prayer. The Monastery houses the Chiesa del Santo Sepolcro, built by the monks themselves. The complex was the subject of major expansion and renovation works between the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries; however, following a great plague the number of monks drastically reduced, giving rise to a progressive period of decline. The area in the last years has undergone a process of great revaluation, returning to the splendor of the past.