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Eremo Le Celle

Strada dei Cappuccini, 1, 52044 Cortona, Italy
0575-603362
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Cortona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great unique atmosphere, magic place! A cozy chapel to visit. The sweet monks will guide you to discover this unbelievable corner. Never crowded, probably the best place in Cortona!

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Arezzo, Italia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Fantastic place, great overlook, silence and peace. Real San Francesco intimacy. Great, unique experience.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The location of this Franciscan monastery, which was founded in the Thirteenth century, is stunning. Some of the monastic cells seem excavated in the rocks overlooking a steep brook, which is more than murmuring for most of the year. It is approximately 2 Km from Cortona, and one can easily get there by walking along a main road by the... More 

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Mad River Valley, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

talk about a hidden treasure in Cortona, we were told of this fascinating spot by one of the locals. Yes it is mentioned on the commercial map of Cortona, only it isn't located, just mentioned. What a peaceful and serene find

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

For spiritual travelers Le Celle is the place to visit. There are few people there, it is quiet and reflective. As much as I loved Assisi, Le Celle I think is more what St. Francis would have wanted us to see. Nature, contemplative, beautiful.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

For quiet contemplation and outstanding beauty I don't think you could go anywhere better. But if you don't want quiet contemplation then you won't last more than about 20 minutes. Like everywhere in Cortona there are steep slopes to go down and more importantly get back up!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

It took a couple visits before I was willing to drive down the narrow road that leads to Le Celle, but I'm glad I did. What an inspiring place to visit. You wonder how the heck the ever built this place right into the side of the cliff, but it is beautifully designed and very scerene. The parking is pretty... More 

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Thornbury, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A must when visiting Cortona. The location is very special and to just wander around,sit and meditate it is the perfect location. I got a sense of San Francesco and his thought and life style which is important at this time with our present Pope. I do not want to give details of the area. Just go and experience it.... More 

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Ciudad Obregon, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

founded by St. Francis of Assisi this monastery is a beautifull hidden gem. You can hear monks parying and being there is just unbelivably peacefull. totally worth paying a visit.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

We drove from Cortona to visit Eremo Le Celle, where Saint Francis of Assisi had a room (cell). The grounds are beautiful and quiet. The buildings are historic...one can see the cell Saint Francis occupied. There is a nice path that leads back to the parking lot. Plan no more than an hour for the visit.

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