How to get there by public transport
By underground: M3 line (Rogoredo stop),
by bus: 77 and 140.
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In via Sant'Arialdo, on the right side of the abbey, there are 2 parking spaces reserved for disabled parking permit holders; it is also possible to use a free car park about 100 m away with 40 parking spaces, 5 spaces are reserved for disabled parking permit holders.
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From the street, crossing a 2 cm threshold and a large door (350 cm wide) you reach the square in front of the church. After a flat path of about 50 m, you reach the Abbey. The entrance has 1 step (3 cm) and two consecutive hinged doors (124 cm wide).
The infopoint and the ticket office are located on the right side of the Abbey. To reach the infopoint you must overcome 1 step (15 cm) and a manual double-leaf door (66 cm wide each). The counter, of both the Infopoint and the ticket office, is 111 cm high.
The museum staff is at your disposal for information and tourist reception services.
Founded in 1135 by San Bernardo di Clairvaux, the abbey of Chiaravalle is one of the most important monastic complexes in northern Italy.The tour includes the church, the cloister, the chapel of San Bernardo and the mill (which can be visited upon reservation only).
Inside the church the central nave has no obstacles; from the side aisles, passing a two-leaf gate (89 cm wide each) you reach the altar, the choir and the chapels.
To visit the altar and the choir it is necessary to overcome 2 steps (14 cm); to visit the chapel of San Bernardo and della Passione, on the other hand, it is necessary to overcome a 2 cm threshold.
To access the internal cloister, from the right aisle, you pass a double-leaf door (65 cm wide each).
The medieval structure of the Mill of Chiaravalle develops on two floors, with large rooms.To access the mill, you must pass a large double-leaf gate (170 cm wide each) leading inside.
After covering a section of about 30 m (118 cm wide) with a disconnected surface and passing two consecutive hinged manual doors (90 cm wide), you reach the entrance. The visit to the mill develops on the ground and first floors.
On the ground floor there are 3 rooms used for educational activities (bakery, oven) and a large space used for the permanent exhibition on the restoration of the mill. To enter the exhibition, you must pass through a double-leaf door (45 cm wide each). The exhibition space has descriptive panels along its perimeter (maximum height: 83 cm).
The first floor can be reached via two series of 6 and 12 steps (15 cm) followed by a hinged door (87 cm wide).
On the first floor there are 4 rooms used for meetings and educational activities; they are furnished with rectangular four-legged tables (clear space below: 72 cm) and 20 chairs (seat height 44 cm).The mill can only be visited by booking a guided tour.
Visits are organized by the Koiné social cooperative tel. 02 84930432; mail: email@example.com
Indoor and outdoor spaces (with the exception of the inside of the church) have directional arrows with large lettering (at least 7 cm) and well contrasted.
In the monastery there are two toilets equipped for people with disabilities.The first one is located on the ground floor, inside the oratory on the left side, and has the following characteristics:
- dressing room with hinged door (82 cm wide)
- washbasin: clear floor area: in front 145 cm
- toilet with hinged door (83 cm wide)
- floor-standing toilet (clear floor area: in front: 129 cm, on the right side 141 cm; on the left side: 27 cm; horizontal handle on the right side of the toilet and vertical handle on the left side. Handrail along the entire perimeter of the bathroom).
The second one, located on the ground floor in front of the Mill, has the following characteristics:
- dressing room with hinged door (92 cm wide)
- toilet with hinged door (92 cm wide)
- washbasin: clear floor area: in front 143 cm
- floor-standing toilet (clear floor area: in front: 213 cm; on the right side: 114 cm; on the left side: 37 cm; horizontal handle on the right side of the toilet, vertical handle on the left side; handrail along the perimeter of the bathroom).
High contrast symbols indicating toilet facilities, positioned at eye level, using medium to large size letters.
Emergency routes are well indicated. The building has an acoustic alarm device.