- Type: Religious Sights
NileGuide Expert Says:
A great place to spend an afternoon away from the busy tourist attractions of the historical center, this working monastery is an absolute jewel. Tours may or may not be in English but the monastery speaks for itself.
- Both architecturally and artistically unique, this monastery commissioned in 1342 by Niccolò Acciaioli, viceroy of the Kingdom of Naples, was originally home to Carthusian monks. Today Cistercian monks (who have lived here since 1958) give visitors a guided tour of the complex's treasures. The tour winds its way through the monastery, taking in the Chiostrino dei Monaci e il Capitolo, a cloister featuring Albertinelli's 1506 work, "The Crucifixion." Other architectural works, completed in different periods, make up the Certosa complex. Free admission.
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