We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Eremo Le Celle

Strada dei Cappuccini, 1, 52044 Cortona, Italy
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Cortona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites, Religious Sites
103 visitor photos
Write a Review

256 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Quaint, beautiful Monastery...must see it while you are in Cortona. Quite an experience to attend mass if you are there on a Sunday.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Post Falls, Idaho
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Eremo Le Celle is such an interesting place, both in the way and the place it was built, and because of its history. Just walking through he passageways causes one to stop and reflect. It is a must see if you are in Cortona. My wife and I still talk about it. We will go back when we return... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Central Illinois
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were taken to this site by our wonderful agriturismo host, Lapo, at Casale della Torre. When I walked onto the grounds I felt a peaceful serenity. The waterfall was breath-taking, and when we walked inside we heard the monks chanting, which enriched the experience. The small cell of St. Francis was humbling and I felt I could have stayed... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The "Eremo Le Celle" is one of the places where S. Francesco lived. It is a wonderful hermitage in the middle of the nature, beside a river. The place is not only beautiful but the atmosphere is also authentic. Also the town, Cortona (which is very close), deserves definitely a visit. We have spent about a week in the Eremo... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hertford, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Lovely place to visit when in Cortona. Great views, tranquil setting and interesting history. The drive is quick and easy but we've heard the walk there is a little more challenging. Would love to have done but too much when 6.5mths pregnant!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Edmonton, Canada
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

A beautiful old monastery tucked into the side of a mountain. It's very quiet and peaceful, they ask you to respect the silence while looking around. The areas open to the public are limited to the grounds, a small gift shop, and the tiny room where St Francis lived. We asked for directions at the tourist info in Cortona and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bend, Oregon
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
21 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Just outside the walls of Cortona you will find a centuries-old monastery which still is home to practicing monks. It is a quiet and peaceful respite to wander through, enjoying the waterfall, gardens and historical facilities which housed St. Francis of Assisi for the years preceeding his passing. In the summer, there are occasional outdoor concerts under the stars, so... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Turin, Italy
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
62 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

On arrival it is an unforgettable view. And thinking about the more than 800 years of history, make this place a real unique one. A must see ..... :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cortona, Tuscany, Italy
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Ancient monastery centuries-old ,near the city of Cortona and it attracts many visitors who come to see the old church and the room used by St. Francis of Assisi to pray and meditate, where he stayed almost until his death, Spectacular waterfall especially in winter and spring and landscaped gardens to take a pleasant hike.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
30 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Even in the off season one can begin to feel that the American 51st state, is possibly Cortona. The town is both enterprising and lively. So a car trip (or enthusiastic walk) to the hermitage above Cortona at Le Celle, is a splendid thing to do if you want tranquillity and beauty rolled into one. Even in the cold and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Eremo Le Celle also viewed

Cortona, Province of Arezzo
Cortona, Province of Arezzo
Cortona, Province of Arezzo

Been to Eremo Le Celle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Eremo Le Celle, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing