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Monastero della Certosa del Galluzzo

Via della Buca di Certosa 2, 50124, Florence, Italy
+39 055 204 9226
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Monasterio della Certosa

It’s an amazing Monastery located at the top of a hill, surrounded by huge cypress trees... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Maria B
Houston, Texas
via mobile
Beautiful working monastery with lots of history that may soon be gone

This is an ancient working monastery that permits outsiders to visit, not a tourist attraction... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
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Via della Buca di Certosa 2, 50124, Florence, Italy
+39 055 204 9226
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

It’s an amazing Monastery located at the top of a hill, surrounded by huge cypress trees. Immaculate grounds. It was build in 1350.... when the last of the monks that are manning it, die, they will close it. It’s a wonderful place to meditate, so...More

Thank Maria B
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is an ancient working monastery that permits outsiders to visit, not a tourist attraction. Visits are only allowed a few times per day and only at designated time. Very few people come to visit this place. It is isolated, far from town center and...More

1  Thank edatmpaBangkok
Reviewed 29 July 2017

From all the travel guides we have seen this monastery does not appear but we were lucky enough to be passing by it and decided to take a look. We had a wonderful tour (in Italian) around the stunning grounds, including the beautiful chapel, the...More

Thank dumbledorey22
Reviewed 25 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.

Thank Tibi E
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!

Thank Ibadanboy
Reviewed 12 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...More

1  Thank DaytonWoman
Reviewed 30 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...More

8  Thank RachelFromNYC
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...More

Thank sindy_leimann
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...More

4  Thank 1TraveltheWorld
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.

1  Thank Veronica P
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