Places to visit in Padula

Top Things to Do in Padula, Italy

Places to Visit in Padula

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Top Attractions in Padula

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  • dapper777
    Monaco64,402 contributions
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    It is the second time that we visited the Padula Chartehouse. The first time was about 20 years ago.
    The Certosa di San Lorenzo or Certosa di Padula is the largest monastic complex in Southern Italy and one of the most interesting in Europe for its architectural magnificence and abundance of artistic treasures.
    During the visit it is possible to see many of the rooms where the monks lived and carried out the daily work and contemplation activities prescribed by the Carthusian rule.
    The church is of great beauty as well as its altars and their refined decorations with mother-of-pearl inlays, the 16th - 18th century frescoes, the 18th century majolica floor, the original 16th century carved wooden choirs, the the main altar with mother-of-pearl inlays and the rich library.
    One of the most important architectural elements of the Charterhouse is the large cloister whose size of about 15,000 m2 makes it the largest in the world.
    Also noteworthy is the monumental elliptical staircase in the style
    of famed architect Luigi Vanvitelli, built with local stone, that leads to the first floor of the cloister.
    The atrium is also noteworthy, dominated by the large Baroque façade and the aforementioned spectacular elliptical Vanvitellian staircase.
    Today the Charterhouse is owned by the Italian State.
    Recommendef
    Written 27 April 2022
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  • preglad
    New York3,507 contributions
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    From visiting either or both the jewels of Teggiano and Padula, the Battistero Paleocristiano San Giovanni in Fonte is easily accessible, beyond the road being quite old and a bit spotty along the way. This is not to dissuade anyone, as it's not a difficult drive in the least, just a bit slow for the last sector. The rewards (including amazing rustic peace) are near boundless for the minor effort.

    Here we encounter four frescoes on pieces, crystalline water almost reminiscent of a mini-Venetian mood. The additional bonus of travel in a shoulder season is an amazing tranquility utterly conducive to the environment. During summer season, we saw picnic tables positioned just a bit removed from the Baptistry yet ideal for a wonderful luncheon atmosphere.

    Da visitare uno o entrambi i gioielli di Teggiano e Padula, il Battistero Paleocristiano San Giovanni in Fonte è facilmente accessibile, oltre la strada è piuttosto vecchio e un po 'macchiato lungo la strada. Questo non è per dissuadere nessuno, in quanto non è affatto un disco difficile, solo un po 'lento per l'ultimo settore. I premi (inclusa la straordinaria pace rustica) sono quasi illimitati per lo sforzo minore.

    Qui incontriamo quattro affreschi su pezzi, acqua cristallina che ricorda quasi un umore mini-veneziano. Il vantaggio aggiuntivo di viaggiare in una stagione di spalla è una straordinaria tranquillità assolutamente favorevole all'ambiente. Durante la stagione estiva, abbiamo visto i tavoli da picnic posizionati appena allontanati dal Battistero, ma ideali per un'atmosfera da pranzo meravigliosa.
    Written 28 October 2019
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  • Roy R
    Santa Clara, UT2 contributions
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    What an amazing experience! I decided to go to Italy as a last minute decision and only stumbled across Museo del Cognome one week before my trip. Despite only having a week to prepare Michael was able to put together so much information for me. They helped me discover so much about this branch of my family.

    They studied up on all the sites and worked so hard to make my experience meaningful. I definitely will be going back to them for more family research. Next time I will give them at least a years notice.
    Written 18 November 2023
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  • Glenn T
    Boston, MA10 contributions
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    When I was in Padula in June 2019, I visited the Museo. The signora who gave the tour was precise, engaging, and understatedly intense in relaying the history of the late Joe Petrosino, Padula-born New York City police officer murdered by the "Black Hand" crime organization in Sicily in the early 1900s. The museo, in the former Petrosino family home, is a fascinating and authentic tribute to the man, a local hero with an international reputation, and the tour is also upsetting in its graphic photographs of crime scenes of murders undertaken by organized crime over the decades in Italy. A sobering and valuable exploration of a recurring dark theme in Italian and Italian-American history. A memorable destination in Padula.
    Written 8 December 2020
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  • Pauline F
    Vibonati, Italy5 contributions
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    By chance we stumbled upon a unique museum, it was one of the most informative afternoons I have spent in Italy. There are no objects here but many interactive experiences. 'multi media' does not do justice to the varied presentations of the history of the region... the last experience of the museum ..listening to both sides of of the debate around the Carlo Pisacane voyage and adventures , using personalities of the time, was very professional. The guides were informative and helpful ...... a not to be missed experience.
    Written 26 May 2015
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  • Glenn T
    Boston, MA10 contributions
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    I won't spoil the surprise of this monument, which was interesting and very moving. I was there in June 2019 and it made a strong impression on me. Worth seeing.
    Written 8 December 2020
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