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Certosa di Padula

Viale Certosa 1, 84034 Padula, Italy
+39 0975 77745
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Spacious and Off the Beaten Path

A spacious monastery hidden away from the noise. Beautifully decorated later baroque (almost... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
malb465
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Jersey City, New Jersey
Absolutely stunning. Worth visiting!

Four stars just because some of the areas, like the courtyard of spezeria, are not at their best... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Fröken Б
,
Naples, Italy
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Padula Charterhouse, in Italian Certosa di Padula (or Certosa di San Lorenzo di Padula), is a large Carthusian monastery, or charterhouse, located in the town of Padula, in the Cilento National Park (near Salerno) in Southern Italy. It is a World Heritage site.
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Viale Certosa 1, 84034 Padula, Italy
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

A spacious monastery hidden away from the noise. Beautifully decorated later baroque (almost rococo-like?) interiors that somehow appear "lighter" than their contemporaries in other buildings. You can walk through various rooms of the former monastery, including the cavernous kitchen.

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Four stars just because some of the areas, like the courtyard of spezeria, are not at their best and look abandoned. Moreover, only two out of a dozen of monks' cells were open for visit. However, just €4 of a ticket for such a monument...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Magnificent s of the Certosa can only be experienced by visiting. A hidden Piece of sudden Italys history.

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

Amazing site that so few people who do not live near know about. The wood work and the inlaid marble on the altars are equal to any in Italy. A site not to miss

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

It is not easy to find, nor is it "on the way" to anything else, but we were very glad we made the effort. Be sure to study the maps so you understand what parts were built in various centuries.

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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Vast medieval monastery slowly crumbling away but still full of interest with a huge atmospheric cloister

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

La Certosa di Padula is the largest monastery in italia and has the largest cloister in the world. Since 1998 it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. La Certosa is mostly Baroque and has several very ornate chapels, with the largest collection of scagliola work...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Absolutely great and valuable. Go there and take a guided tour! It has been a great (and very large) surprise!

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Reviewed 6 November 2016

The sheer size of this monastery and the impressive chapels make this a worthwhile stop over. Overall its a bit understated and the entrance is being redone (isn't everywhere in Italy). Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Most facinating old monastery situated at the bottom of Padula,once inside you are in a different world.

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