Monastero Camaldoli

Monastero Camaldoli

Monastero Camaldoli
4.5
Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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Camaldoli was founded one thousand years ago by Saint Romuald, and is a Community of Benedictine monks. There are two houses, the Hermitage and the Monastery, immersed into the depths of the forest. They represent the two fundamental dimensions of monastic experience, solitude and communion. The monastic community is dedicated to the quest for God, prayer and work, and is open to sharing with men and women of today, mostly through hospitality. The Guest House offers an open space for spiritual and cultural research, for dialogue and meetings.
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4.5
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Geo Trails
6 contributions
Spiritual Trekking
Aug 2021
An area of natural beauty and Spirituality. One does not have to be of faith to feel the presence of nature and spirit. An uplifting and inspiring visit.
Written 29 August 2021
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Patricia G
Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom161 contributions
Interesting place.
Oct 2019
This is so peaceful. People can stay here too. It is unfussy but scrupulously clean. A bit out of the way if you don’t have transport.
Written 26 October 2019
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Scielbi
Santa Fe, NM1,111 contributions
MOnastery
Mar 2019 • Friends
What a delightful place. We had a private guided tour including the library, which is unavailable to the public. Amazing. Books from the 11 century & coins from 400 BC.
Written 18 March 2019
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AinaK2013
Oslo, Norway321 contributions
Calm and quiet gem
Jun 2017 • Couples
Not a lot of tourists find this great place. Cool and calm, and a wonderful church. No charge. Recommended !
Written 10 July 2017
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Nikolina M
Thessaloniki, Greece32 contributions
Nice monastery with an even nicer pharmacy
Apr 2017 • Couples
The monastery is worth visiting for the pharmacy and its exhibition of old instruments and books alone. You can find a lot of products to buy as well (such as creams, soaps etc).
Written 30 June 2017
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giusimag
Bagnone, Italia117 contributions
"out of the world"
May 2016 • Friends
the Monastery dates back to some 1,000 years ago when a monk founded it in the middle of the Casentino forestry. Up to these very days, some monks live there in complete solitude. Close to the Monastery there is an old pharmacy selling products prepared by the monks. It's like being in another world, although the city of Arezzo is just half an hour driving far from it. The place is really worth a visit
Written 26 July 2016
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Paul C
13 contributions
Quiet 1000 year old building
May 2016 • Couples
Not too much here but the concept of monks living on a mountain top 10 centuries ago boggles the mind. Nice pharmacy with its famous creams and lotions made by the monks from natural ingredients
Written 31 May 2016
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Brun066
Florence, Italy10,394 contributions
Monastery initially built to service of the above hermitage
Jun 2015 • Family
Compared to the hermitage of the same name, the monastery (located at a lower altitude, about 800 mts) is on the whole less impressive. Little remains of the original medieval structure in it, and the main aspect is Renaissance or late Baroque.
The monastery was founded originally as a hospice for pilgrims heading to the hermitage (the wing that faces the street with a long facade was designed at that purpose); it later hosted the monks (but isn't allowed to visit their cells).
Probably the most interesting part of the monastery is the pharmacy, with ancient tools for the processing of herbs and a fine display of ancient books.
Written 4 June 2015
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