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The chiostro and the garden almost force contemplation .....surely the intention of the builders . Surrounded by lemons, oranges and mandarins still hanging on the trees, listening to the birds it is easy to feel time stops here.
We visited the chiostro first and were received very friendly by the nuns who explained a little bit and then told us that we can look everywhere but not to take photos. Specially beautiful is the part behind the grille looking into the church. I...More
Even on Easter Sunday, it wasn't too busy. The church is quite lavish but it was the courtyard which impressed me most .It is a working religious community, the nuns were so sweet and welcoming.
There is no entrance fee but I would encourage visitors...More
Dating back to the 10th century, Chiesa e Chiostro di San Gregorio Armeno has a long history indeed. It's a rather large complex and it's quite lovely. There is a certain beauty as one wanders around and you can't help but be fascinated by all...More
Very nice chiesa. We were amazed by all paintings, sculptures and gold everywhere. Also the gold organ was amazing. Small minus is for woman who shout on tourists to not take pictures. It is little bit disturbing but I understand she has to.
Here, in the street (Via) San Gregorio Armeno, with all these vendors of figurines and figures from nativity scenes, are located this richly decorated church and adjacent to it a group of cloisters or chiostros in italian. From outside it is quite common facade but...More
The main church of this monastery is located on the street, but if you take the gate closer to the san lorenzo, you end up in the courtyard of the monastery. From here you can see the lovely statue and the upper part of the...More
Sumptuous decoration for Baroque aficionados. Fits in nicely with the street outside known as Christmas alley where everything you will ever need, or can possibly think of, for your Christmas crib is available.