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“walk, don't ride!”
Review of Eremo Le Celle

Eremo Le Celle
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Full-Day Private Tour to Arezzo and Cortona from Siena
Los Angeles, California, United States
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“walk, don't ride!”
Reviewed 18 October 2013

We walked to the monastery from Cortona, and saw some of the best vistas of our trip. The views and the quiet on the way there prepare you for the spirituality of the experience. Please do observe the requests for silence. It is a working Franciscan monastery. The monks are so gracious to allow the public in to share the gorgeous natural beauty which Francis honored and celebrated during his time on earth. The waterfall was at its most beautiful in October.

Visited October 2013
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Glasgow
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43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Utterly beautiful”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Third visit after a recommendation. Description was that it was tranquil and beautiful in a fantastic setting which is true. 13th century but in wonderful condition it has an atmosphere. Quite easy to find by car but in no way affected by tourism but equally no concessions either other than freedom to visit undisturbed.

Visited August 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Shangrila.”
Reviewed 5 October 2013

Approx 15 minutes drive through a winding road from Cortona takes you to this picturesque monastery tucked in a gorge, surrounded with dense vegetation. Its historical connection to St Francis of Assisi attracts a lot of pilgrims but luckily for us, there were not many people since it was the end of the tourist season. A visit to St Francis' room shows his spartan dwellings was by miles not anywhere near modern comforts. We wandered inside its chapel and saw a monk saying his prayer audibly. A stroll below the ramparts and across the stream took us to tranquil trails deep into the forest. What a perfect place to contemplate and refresh our thoughts.

Visited September 2013
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Rochester, New York
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53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Amazing Place”
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Beautiful Monastery nestled in the hills just outside of Cortona. It is a Very Spiritual place and good for a couple of great photos as well. Well worth the time to find. Please be respectful of silence (or at least being quiet) while here!

Visited September 2013
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30 reviews
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“Beautiful place”
Reviewed 1 September 2013

A place to go, when visiting Cortona.
Not so far from down town, nice monastery and landscape, waterfall must be amazing in autumn.

Visited August 2013
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