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Monastero della Certosa del Galluzzo

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Address: Via della Buca di Certosa 2, 50124, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 204 9226
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Beautiful monastery

This place is full of history and beauty. It is a working monastery, they make a great selection of liquors, creams and honey. If you arrive at the right time you can get a tour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 June 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

This place is full of history and beauty. It is a working monastery, they make a great selection of liquors, creams and honey. If you arrive at the right time you can get a tour by one of the monks.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

The Monastero della Certosa del Galluzzo is a beautiful functioning monastery on Via Buca di Certosa in Certosa. Lovely grounds, impressive paintings and art work and a cam and peaceful atmosphere. Nice!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

The title was picked so readers would know I have absolutely NOTHING to compare this tour with. We did find it very interesting. We arrived at sunset. Our guide gave our group a private showing. Not being Catholic, there were some things I just could not understand. The idea of taking a vowel of silence taken by the monks in... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014

As a location of tremendous art historical importance and beauty, the Certosa del Galluzzo deserves five stars, hands down. The paintings and sculptures by Pontormo, the Della Robbia, and Francesco da Sangallo are treasures of Renaissance culture and should be easily accessible to a broad public. Unfortunately, those running this site seem to want to make visiting the Certosa as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

We were in Florence in June 2014. Our B&B was few hundreds meters away and it was also close to this lovely restaurant la Certosa. On the last day in Certose, before we headed to Siena and we went to this monastery. A tour started in every hour with maximum 6 persons. This monk told us that the tour started... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013 via mobile

As a group we had a personal tour from 6pm after it was closed to the public. Our guide took us around the Monastery where we viewed several hundred years of history from the small secluded rooms where the monks spent 23 hours of the day, the beautiful interior of the church, the paintings, cellars and the cemetery where they... More 

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2012

Whenever I come here, I enjoy the tranquillity and the exceptional architecture of the Certosa of Galluzzo. Excellent products on sale in the Certosa store, too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2012

Not far from Firenze, you will find this important Monastery with an overwhelming architecture . It was here that Le Corbusier opened his mind for a collective life. Before planning a visit, inform when guided tours are organised as the monastery is not open for public and can only be visited during guided tours. Count about one hour for such... More 

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

Tour is given by a monk in Italian. Amazing views, gorgeous monastery, many donated historical paintings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

Not sure how open it is to the public, the monks have taken a vow of solitude. We toured with a guide and were allowed in many areas. The paintings were beautiful. It is said the hold the oldest crucifix. We had a fun dinner next door at La Certosa Restaurant. Dinner and dancing.

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