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Great History Lesson

Perfect place to see history first hand without the Florence tourists crowds. Very informative... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Jim C
Quiet, lovely, friendly

We accidentally wound up here and are glad for it. Long story, but we were looking for something... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2018
Lisa C
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Perfect place to see history first hand without the Florence tourists crowds. Very informative tour by their guide.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jim C
Reviewed September 5, 2018

We accidentally wound up here and are glad for it. Long story, but we were looking for something else. A cab driver at Piazza di Michaelangelo took us here instead of the place we were hoping for. Anyway, we had a great time. After the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

It’s an amazing Monastery located at the top of a hill, surrounded by huge cypress trees. Immaculate grounds. It was build in 1350.... when the last of the monks that are manning it, die, they will close it. It’s a wonderful place to meditate, so...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

This is an ancient working monastery that permits outsiders to visit, not a tourist attraction. Visits are only allowed a few times per day and only at designated time. Very few people come to visit this place. It is isolated, far from town center and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank edatmpaBangkok
Reviewed July 29, 2017

From all the travel guides we have seen this monastery does not appear but we were lucky enough to be passing by it and decided to take a look. We had a wonderful tour (in Italian) around the stunning grounds, including the beautiful chapel, the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

This place is full of history and beauty. It is a working monastery, they make a great selection of liquors, creams and honey. If you arrive at the right time you can get a tour by one of the monks.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Tibi E
Reviewed May 20, 2016

The Monastero della Certosa del Galluzzo is a beautiful functioning monastery on Via Buca di Certosa in Certosa. Lovely grounds, impressive paintings and art work and a cam and peaceful atmosphere. Nice!

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed February 12, 2016

The title was picked so readers would know I have absolutely NOTHING to compare this tour with. We did find it very interesting. We arrived at sunset. Our guide gave our group a private showing. Not being Catholic, there were some things I just could...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank DaytonWoman
Reviewed December 30, 2014

As a location of tremendous art historical importance and beauty, the Certosa del Galluzzo deserves five stars, hands down. The paintings and sculptures by Pontormo, the Della Robbia, and Francesco da Sangallo are treasures of Renaissance culture and should be easily accessible to a broad...More

Date of experience: December 2014
8  Thank BellaBarga
Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were in Florence in June 2014. Our B&B was few hundreds meters away and it was also close to this lovely restaurant la Certosa. On the last day in Certose, before we headed to Siena and we went to this monastery. A tour started...More

Date of experience: June 2014
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