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Eremo Le Celle

Localita Cappuccini 1, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 603362
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Full-Day Private Tour to Arezzo and Cortona from Siena
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Localita Cappuccini 1, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 603362
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

This was my second trip to Le Celle, the first being 3 years ago. Though I'm not Catholic, or particularly religious for that matter, this place exudes a calmness and sense of awe that was a contributing factor in my decision to return to Cortona....More

4  Thank rexaboyd
Reviewed 18 October 2013

We walked to the monastery from Cortona, and saw some of the best vistas of our trip. The views and the quiet on the way there prepare you for the spirituality of the experience. Please do observe the requests for silence. It is a working...More

2  Thank katya3d
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Third visit after a recommendation. Description was that it was tranquil and beautiful in a fantastic setting which is true. 13th century but in wonderful condition it has an atmosphere. Quite easy to find by car but in no way affected by tourism but equally...More

1  Thank Glasgowboy47
Reviewed 5 October 2013

Approx 15 minutes drive through a winding road from Cortona takes you to this picturesque monastery tucked in a gorge, surrounded with dense vegetation. Its historical connection to St Francis of Assisi attracts a lot of pilgrims but luckily for us, there were not many...More

9  Thank ebbtide123
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Beautiful Monastery nestled in the hills just outside of Cortona. It is a Very Spiritual place and good for a couple of great photos as well. Well worth the time to find. Please be respectful of silence (or at least being quiet) while here!

2  Thank Cheryl A
Reviewed 1 September 2013

A place to go, when visiting Cortona. Not so far from down town, nice monastery and landscape, waterfall must be amazing in autumn.

1  Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 21 August 2013

Right next to the busy but beautiful village of Cortona you will find pure quietness at this impressive location. Be careful on the last mile of the narrow entrance road!

4  Thank JvdW
Reviewed 15 June 2013

We first heard of "Le Celle" from Lina, the beautiful cook at the Ville Nobile where we were staying. My husband and I drove up high over Cartona and found this wonderful tranquil place. I was fascinated by the quietness - you just get this...More

3  Thank Geralyn R
Reviewed 9 June 2013

My wife and I took a tour with Stefania Meloni of Toscana e Gusto tours up an old Roman road to this monastery founded by St. Francis of Assisi. You can still see his cell where he stayed. The monastery is beautiful and serene; you...More

2  Thank traveling_duo_55
Reviewed 13 April 2013

Absolutely beautiful....a place not to be missed when visiting Cortona....I have been here several times and always find it enchanting.

4  Thank zoeluv
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Barb A
Hello! We will be visiting on a weekday in June and can only spend about an hour or so....will the chapel and St Francis' cell be open about 6 pm? Thank you
19 February 2017|
Response from MCS303318 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I was travelling and did not see your question. We were there in the morning, I suggest you go to the website.
Gary B
How do we get to Eremo Le Celle from Piazza della Republica?
10 September 2015|
Response from weekdaysweekends |
You can walk to the north of the town, go out the wall and follow Strada Provinciale 34 - but please keep an eye of coming and going cars. The road will come to split at a point after about 15-20 minutes, then you follow... More