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Eremo Le Celle

Strada dei Cappuccini, 1, 52044 Cortona, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Cortona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Cary, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

One of the most peaceful places on earth. Gorgeous scenery, magnificent views...you can understand why St. Francis chose this place for prayer.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Nice place to take pictures, and only a short drive from Cortona. But really nothing to do there. Scenic, but we ran out of things to do in 15 minutes.

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Rome, Italy
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you are living close to Cortona and you have nothing to do for 10 minutes, then a trip up to Eremo le Celle is fine, but if you are coming from far and wide don't bother. I live in the Arezzo Province and brought relatives here based on the reviews. What a disappointment! There is nothing to see here... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It was a great experience and nice place to take photos. We were not sure how far we could go into the place that St. Francis lived at one time. We only went as far as the little souvenier place and looked into the chapel next to it and saw two monks praying. When we hiked back up to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The title says it all. What a lovely way to spend an hour. We arrived just before midday and heard the monks chanting which was beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Just a few kilometers outside of Cortana - a very long walk or a very short drive. When we arrived there were very few people present, but all of the buildings were open and could be visited and explored. A very nice walk along a path through the woods.The views of the mountains (and in our case an approaching isolated... More

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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.

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Post Falls, Idaho
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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

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Central Illinois
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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

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Zurich, Switzerland
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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

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