This monastery below Cortona (where St. Francis dwelt) is peaceful and serene and beautiful and set high in that stunning valley. It, along with the Church of St. Margarita, are often missed by visitors to Cortona (which is often overrun with tourists and noise).
Make time in your schedule to breathe in the serenity and beauty of the Celle. If you are lucky enough to visit after rains, you will be treated to a spectacular waterfall running under the vine-covered bridge. If not, you will still be treated to an oasis of peace at a very special place with the feeling of a refuge. Birds abound and cypress soar against the bright sky and the grey stone sits against the mountain as if it simply grew there.
As other reviewers have said, you can see the cell of St. Francis and can also learn much about him and his love of this place. Beyond that, it is an exceptional spot for personal rest, reflection, walking, sitting, painting, singing...you get the picture.
When we were there the first time (I visited 4 times in my month in the area) a children's choir was singing, their voices filling the valley. The third time, a lone monk was playing the guitar and singing. The fourth, evening vespers. The fourth visit too, we noticed a monk texting out a window (reception is notoriously bad in the hills!) and also noticed a satellite dish behind the bells tolling the start of vespers!
They're monks. Not hermits!
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