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Certosa di Padula

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Best place in Italy

Padula is a hidden gem. La Certosa has amazing rooms filled with history. The whole place is magic... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2018
Valeria Valenti... R
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Spacious and Off the Beaten Path

A spacious monastery hidden away from the noise. Beautifully decorated later baroque (almost... read more

Reviewed November 18, 2017
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Padula Charterhouse, in Italian Certosa di Padula (or Certosa di San Lorenzo di Padula), is a large Carthusian monastery, or charterhouse, located in the town of Padula, in the Cilento National Park (near Salerno) in Southern Italy. It is a World...more
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Viale Certosa 1, 84034 Padula, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 6, 2017

La Certosa di Padula is the largest monastery in italia and has the largest cloister in the world. Since 1998 it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. La Certosa is mostly Baroque and has several very ornate chapels, with the largest collection of scagliola work...More

2  Thank Unpodipepe
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

Padula is nearby the motorway. This is an impressive place and one of the biggest of its kind. It has been badly treated over time. Emptied of its treasures. But still you can see the architecture which is huge and spectacular, and very decorated. Baroque...More

4  Thank marnixgroet
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Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Padula is a hidden gem. La Certosa has amazing rooms filled with history. The whole place is magic. From the gardens you have the view of the city, little but charming. I want to go back and explore the monument further more.

Thank Valeria Valenti... R
Reviewed November 18, 2017

A spacious monastery hidden away from the noise. Beautifully decorated later baroque (almost rococo-like?) interiors that somehow appear "lighter" than their contemporaries in other buildings. You can walk through various rooms of the former monastery, including the cavernous kitchen.

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Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Four stars just because some of the areas, like the courtyard of spezeria, are not at their best and look abandoned. Moreover, only two out of a dozen of monks' cells were open for visit. However, just €4 of a ticket for such a monument...More

2  Thank Fröken Б
Reviewed August 3, 2017

Magnificent s of the Certosa can only be experienced by visiting. A hidden Piece of sudden Italys history.

Thank ezgoing17
Reviewed July 8, 2017

Amazing site that so few people who do not live near know about. The wood work and the inlaid marble on the altars are equal to any in Italy. A site not to miss

Thank Steve-NY241
Reviewed May 17, 2017

It is not easy to find, nor is it "on the way" to anything else, but we were very glad we made the effort. Be sure to study the maps so you understand what parts were built in various centuries.

Thank 514eileen
Reviewed April 5, 2017

Vast medieval monastery slowly crumbling away but still full of interest with a huge atmospheric cloister

Thank Michael M
Reviewed March 6, 2017

La Certosa di Padula is the largest monastery in italia and has the largest cloister in the world. Since 1998 it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. La Certosa is mostly Baroque and has several very ornate chapels, with the largest collection of scagliola work...More

2  Thank Unpodipepe
Reviewed January 5, 2017

Absolutely great and valuable. Go there and take a guided tour! It has been a great (and very large) surprise!

Thank ziatriplaura
Reviewed November 6, 2016

The sheer size of this monastery and the impressive chapels make this a worthwhile stop over. Overall its a bit understated and the entrance is being redone (isn't everywhere in Italy). Definitely worth a visit.

Thank groovy536
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