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“Quite Unexpected”
Review of Eremo Le Celle

Eremo Le Celle
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Full-Day Private Tour to Arezzo and Cortona from Siena
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Liked the Peace and solitude - a place to reflect and get away from it all! To step in the footprints of St Francis is profound and humbling. Could have stayed here all week if Monks would let you!

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Reviewed December 9, 2012

This is a must see when in Cortona. The word humble comes to mind when ever I am there. The setting, especially after a good rain fall as the water pours over the rocks between the buildings.On also gets a feeling of peace when walking around the site or inside the little chapel or small prayer rooms

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Reviewed November 15, 2012

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

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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.

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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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