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Calm and quiet gem

Not a lot of tourists find this great place. Cool and calm, and a wonderful church. No charge... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2017
AinaK2013
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Oslo, Norway
Nice monastery with an even nicer pharmacy

The monastery is worth visiting for the pharmacy and its exhibition of old instruments and books... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2017
Nikolina M
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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Jul 10, 2017
“Calm and quiet gem”
Jun 30, 2017
“Nice monastery with an even nicer pharmacy”
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Camaldoli was founded one thousand years ago by Saint Romuald, and is a Community of Benedictine monks. There are two houses, the Hermitage and the Monastery, immersed into the depths of the forest. They represent the two fundamental dimensions of...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Localita Camaldoli 14, 52014 Camaldoli, Italy
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Not a lot of tourists find this great place. Cool and calm, and a wonderful church. No charge. Recommended !

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank AinaK2013
Reviewed June 30, 2017

The monastery is worth visiting for the pharmacy and its exhibition of old instruments and books alone. You can find a lot of products to buy as well (such as creams, soaps etc).

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed July 26, 2016

the Monastery dates back to some 1,000 years ago when a monk founded it in the middle of the Casentino forestry. Up to these very days, some monks live there in complete solitude. Close to the Monastery there is an old pharmacy selling products prepared...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Not too much here but the concept of monks living on a mountain top 10 centuries ago boggles the mind. Nice pharmacy with its famous creams and lotions made by the monks from natural ingredients

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed June 4, 2015

Compared to the hermitage of the same name, the monastery (located at a lower altitude, about 800 mts) is on the whole less impressive. Little remains of the original medieval structure in it, and the main aspect is Renaissance or late Baroque. The monastery was...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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