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Via del Ponte di Certosa 1, 50124 Galluzzo Italy
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Arcipressi Ronco cortoFlorence Tramway Network49 min
Nenni-Torregalli Lupi di ToscanaFlorence Tramway Network50 min
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hsnhess wrote a review Oct 2019
Cincinnati, Ohio15 contributions9 helpful votes
A small number of monks still live here and in the way they did years ago. We saw one of the simple "cells" they call home. They do not leave their cell which includes sleeping area, study area, WC and a small garden. They do not talk. Seems unbelievable to me but quite interesting. The monsastery needs work, but it is a beautiful area and the church was fascinating as well. We were on an Italy tour and it was included. I do not know if there are any limitations or fees.
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from Comunità S, Gestore at Certosa di Firenze
Responded 1 Aug 2020
Hi hsnhess, thank's for your contribution!
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scottypw3497 wrote a review Aug 2019
3 contributions2 helpful votes
It should be known before visiting that the tours are only given in Italian. However, if you can find a way around that, it is a very unique experience that I feel not many who visit Florence get to experience. The gift shop has homemade honeys, drinks, and other items and all the workers are volunteers who were very nice and pleasant. The tour of the property takes around an hour and there's plenty of cool and interesting little stories you'll find out about the area. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Scott D wrote a review Jan 2019
Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada112 contributions20 helpful votes
We were staying at Piazza Acciaiuoli in Galluzzo and saw the Certosa tower high on the hill from our suite. The walk uphill is gentle and once you get there you will be pleased. There are distant views over Tuscany. The museum gift shop is run by volunteers and they care very much about this place. It is off the circuit of tourist destinations, but worth a hike to see how the cloistered monks lived.
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Date of experience: December 2018
Jim C wrote a review Nov 2018
Keller, Texas15 contributions3 helpful votes
Perfect place to see history first hand without the Florence tourists crowds. Very informative tour by their guide.
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Date of experience: October 2018
Lisa C wrote a review Sep 2018
Houston, Texas103 contributions36 helpful votes
We accidentally wound up here and are glad for it. Long story, but we were looking for something else. A cab driver at Piazza di Michaelangelo took us here instead of the place we were hoping for. Anyway, we had a great time. After the hustle and bustle of Florence, this place was a quiet oasis. The folks at the shop were very nice. We bought some of their liqueur, some perfume, and other little items. We also took the tour and although it was all in Italian and my Italian is awful, it was well worth it. The art and the architecture are amazing. The tour inspired me and I would love to attend concerts there, which they do have. I loved it so much. You should definitely visit since it is a glimpse into history.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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