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Certosa di Milano

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This church/monastery is outside of the city centre and requires a bus journey of around 15... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
Bolton, United Kingdom
impressive, hidden monastry

Peacefull silence and beautiful artwork in this authentic monastry. Paintings, tiled floors... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2018
Enschede, The Netherlands
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Sep 24, 2018
Aug 2, 2018
“impressive, hidden monastry”
The Charterhouse was founded by notarial deed on September 19th, 1349 by Giovanni Visconti, archbishop and lord of Milan, who donated it to the Carthusian order, together with other personal belongings. Petrarca's account is what is left of the...more
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Via Garegnano 28, 20156 Milan, Italy
Zone 8
+39 02 3800 6301
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

This church/monastery is outside of the city centre and requires a bus journey of around 15 minutes. Unfortunately the monastery part of the building was not open but the journey was worthwhile as the exterior of the church had wonderful domes, steeples and pillars which...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 2, 2018

Peacefull silence and beautiful artwork in this authentic monastry. Paintings, tiled floors, woodcarvings. Everytime you take a look you will see some new details. A hidden pearl outside the busy city of Milan.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank furaha1nl
Reviewed June 16, 2018

OK, it's a long way to get to the Certosa. 1 hour on the metro, tram and walking. But it's worth every step. This is not on the usual tourist sites but it is amazing. I was the only one in the building when I...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank skip15000
Reviewed August 23, 2016

This place is so nice and has beautiful architecture but it is rarely open. If it is closed you can only see it from the street. I was there on thursday. It is very close to the centro storico and it is not crowded.More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Tijana P
Giovanni P, Volontario at Certosa di Milano, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2016

Hello Tijana, in August the Charterhouse of Milan can be closed because there are few people to oversee the church treasures. I hope you can go over to another period, most likely towards the holiday season, and you can admire the Charterhouse in its splendor....More

Reviewed June 28, 2016

this late renaissance church, once the centre of an important chartreuse, is totally decorated inside with an extremely well preserved cycle of frescos authored by the most important lombard painters from the beginning of XVII century the colours are still very bright, and the stories...More

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank fisici-mi
Reviewed June 22, 2015

When it was founded, in 1349, it was 4 km outside from Milan, surrounded by the fields. Now it's in the town, in the suburbs, close to the highway entrance, where you'll never bet to find such an amazong treasure. From the city centre, take...More

Date of experience: November 2014
3  Thank Nannuccia
Reviewed July 24, 2014

Exquisite art, not to be missed during your Milan visit, even if located 30+ minutes from the center.

Date of experience: July 2014
4  Thank Mary M
Reviewed March 1, 2014

I walk past this church three times a week, but never venture past the imposing frontage. Last week, however, following the loss of a dear friend, I decided to spend a few minutes in quiet contemplation, and pray for her. As I walked into the...More

Date of experience: February 2014
8  Thank milanseagull
Reviewed June 17, 2012

Nice ancient part of italian history .. easy to find with "tram" line . near the bigger cemetery of town

2  Thank osela69
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