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All reviews st francis spiritual place bit out of the way winding road small chapel tranquil setting public areas impressive location well worth the effort nice walk a special place well worth the trip picnic lunch cortona town walk around his life monastery
We drove right up to the parking lot via a narrow busy windy road. Luckily parking was available. Lots of stair climbing is required. The scenery is beautiful and well worth the trip, located just outside the city wall of Cortona.
Hermitage of Le Celle, founded in the 13th century by Saint Francis and extended by his successor, Brother Elias, is a humble and simple monastery, built in a true spirit of the Franciscan order. The name “Celle” came from the small hermit houses built in...More
Le Celle is a magical monastery about a mile below the city of Cortona. It is a beautiful place, kind of set in a pocket in the hillside. It is a marvel to look at. How did they build this? How long did it take?...More
Cappucine monks occupy Le Celle. It is a bit out of the way in the hills above Cortona. And, there are a number of steps to climb and descend. But, the tranquility and views are well worth the visit. The monastery is a great respite...More
We have been lucky to be the only ones there during the morning. Otherwise, buses and cars come back and forth.
Just out of city Cortona in the woods you can find this beautiful and tranquil place. You can walk around this unique and quiet...More
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Hello, visited Eremo Le Celle in october when visiting Cortona, we done this on foot about a 50 min walk each way,you may need maps as it was through rural roads, got details from a lady called Ramona in Hotel Italia in... More
Hello, visited Eremo Le Celle in october when visiting Cortona, we done this on foot about a 50 min walk each way,you may need maps as it was through rural roads, got details from a lady called Ramona in Hotel Italia in Cortona, We don't really know if there is Greorian chanting and we went there without a tour on foot, try contacting Ramona in Hotel Italia in Cortona, speaks good english and helpful about local attractions,