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“the kingdom of silence” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Eremo Le Celle

Eremo Le Celle
Strada dei Cappuccini, 1, 52044 Cortona, Italy
0575-603362
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Ranked #1 of 40 things to do in Cortona
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Arezzo, Italy
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“the kingdom of silence”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

peculiar atmosphere and an isolated kingdom of silence and meditation in the middle of a green forest...

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“a hike in the Tuscan countryside”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We hiked to this beautiful spot from Cortona. Spectacular views of the valley. It was one of the highlights of our stay in gorgeous Cortona. An amazing setting! It would be an awesome site for a wedding.

Visited October 2012
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“Journey back in time with . . . Saint Francis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

While he is often referred to as Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Francis actually spent a fair amount of time in Cortona prior to his pilgrimage to Assisi.

You can walk or drive about 5 kilometers from Cortona to the Hermitage delle Celle, a place where Saint Francis lived in 1211, and which has been called le Celle since the time he was there. You can see St Francis' small room (cave) with a stone bed and wood "pillow."

This is an absolutely beautiful place to visit and might even prove inspirational for you.

Le Celle is located at the foot of Mt Sant’Egidio. Saint Francis, along with a few of his followers, built the first nine cells of the hermitage. Before they arrived there were only a few small hermit’s cottages and peasant dwellings, along with a small chapel. It is said that these places had been built during the Longobard invasions and dedicated to the Archangel Michael.

Le Celle is worth the time to visit.


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Stavanger, Norway
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“Deep, spiritual peace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

This location is just magnificent. So beautiful, peaceful, and serene. Whether you are religious or not, you will certainly have an appreciation for the natural beauty, the serenity and calm that you feel here. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

Visited October 2012
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Clarkson, Kentucky
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“You should go here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I had the fortunate opportunity to visit this peaceful place and highly recommend it to anyone. The grounds are beautiful and well worth walking around. My best experience of Frati Cappuccini happened from Cortona. It was Sunday morning, the fog was thick and I was visiting the Cortona cemetery. All of a sudden it sounded like angels singing in the clouds - it was a magical experience! The singing was from loud speakers at Cappuccini during a worship service.

Visited November 2011
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