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“Surprisingly Good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Certosa di San Giacomo

La Certosa di San Giacomo
Via Certosa, Capri, Island of Capri, Italy
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Ranked #26 of 47 things to do in Capri
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Owner description: This charterhouse or Carthusian Monastery was established in 1371 and built by Giacomo Arcuccio, great chamberlain of the Angevine court.
Speers Point, Australia
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“Surprisingly Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Not just another monastery! This one has a dark history - between wars, invasions and plague the monks here were pretty busy.

It is surprisingly serene inside and some of the architecture is wonderful (good photographic material) and the fresco's on the walls and ceilings are still in very good condition.

My wife and I spent a lot more time here than I thought we would and it provided something of a sanctuary on a cold wet day in Capri.

Visited September 2012
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“Architect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

A gem of architecture, do not miss the museum of the church.

Visited June 2012
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“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Fascinating old monastery, a glimpse into Capri of the past. Quiet, cool and stunning, few visitors. Had a wonderful exhibition of Herb List photographs of Capri in the 30's.

Visited September 2011
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“Not far from Piazza Umberto”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

IIf you have some free time in the first part of the day and want to discover the island - you can go to see La Certosa di San Giacomo. It is situated on the site of Marina Piccola on the way to via Krupp. Not so many people like in other popular places of Capri but it is really nice place. You can see old buildings, garden, terraces with excellent views. The only problem – it is open till the middle of the day. Really interesting and historical place.

Visited September 2011
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