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Address: Localita Cappuccini 1, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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Ideal place to rediscover faith and hope, authentic atmosphere

The "Eremo Le Celle" is one of the places where S. Francesco lived. It is a wonderful hermitage in the middle of the nature, beside a river. The place is not only beautiful but... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2014
Elena C
Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014

The "Eremo Le Celle" is one of the places where S. Francesco lived. It is a wonderful hermitage in the middle of the nature, beside a river. The place is not only beautiful but the atmosphere is also authentic. Also the town, Cortona (which is very close), deserves definitely a visit. We have spent about a week in the Eremo... More 

1 Thank Elena C
Hertford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

Lovely place to visit when in Cortona. Great views, tranquil setting and interesting history. The drive is quick and easy but we've heard the walk there is a little more challenging. Would love to have done but too much when 6.5mths pregnant!

2 Thank Bobbylimbo
Edmonton, Canada
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

A beautiful old monastery tucked into the side of a mountain. It's very quiet and peaceful, they ask you to respect the silence while looking around. The areas open to the public are limited to the grounds, a small gift shop, and the tiny room where St Francis lived. We asked for directions at the tourist info in Cortona and... More 

1 Thank Frankly2Honest
Vancouver, Washington
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Just outside the walls of Cortona you will find a centuries-old monastery which still is home to practicing monks. It is a quiet and peaceful respite to wander through, enjoying the waterfall, gardens and historical facilities which housed St. Francis of Assisi for the years preceeding his passing. In the summer, there are occasional outdoor concerts under the stars, so... More 

2 Thank gullivertravels101
Turin, Italy
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474 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

On arrival it is an unforgettable view. And thinking about the more than 800 years of history, make this place a real unique one. A must see ..... :)

1 Thank Marioviaggiatore
Cortona, Tuscany, Italy
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Ancient monastery centuries-old ,near the city of Cortona and it attracts many visitors who come to see the old church and the room used by St. Francis of Assisi to pray and meditate, where he stayed almost until his death, Spectacular waterfall especially in winter and spring and landscaped gardens to take a pleasant hike.

4 Thank LaMucchia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2014

Even in the off season one can begin to feel that the American 51st state, is possibly Cortona. The town is both enterprising and lively. So a car trip (or enthusiastic walk) to the hermitage above Cortona at Le Celle, is a splendid thing to do if you want tranquillity and beauty rolled into one. Even in the cold and... More 

1 Thank peterandanna
Lexington, Kentucky
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2014

I would never have discovered Eremo Le Celle, but a friend from Cortona brought my wife and I here for a visit. It's beautiful. We were able to wander around and we were the only tourists within sight. It was peaceful. I cannot imagine why this place hasn't been overrun with tourists all times of the year. I'll definitely be... More 

3 Thank Venicel0ver1958
Chicago area
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82 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Just outside Cortona in the hermitage where St. Francis himself spent two years in contemplation. His cell remains as it was. And this little place of peace is perfect to focus on what is essential in life. No hustle and bustle. Just peace here...

3 Thank maxkol
Florence, Italy
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2014

Don't miss this hidden gem just outside the city. A truly peaceful and beautiful spot that most tourists miss.

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