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Localita Cappuccini 1, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 603362
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 October 2013

Approx 15 minutes drive through a winding road from Cortona takes you to this picturesque monastery tucked in a gorge, surrounded with dense vegetation. Its historical connection to St Francis of Assisi attracts a lot of pilgrims but luckily for us, there were not many...More

9  Thank ebbtide123
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

If you are living close to Cortona and you have nothing to do for 10 minutes, then a trip up to Eremo le Celle is fine, but if you are coming from far and wide don't bother. I live in the Arezzo Province and brought...More

10  Thank 5Gypsy
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All reviews st francis spiritual place bit out of the way winding road small chapel public areas impressive location nice walk cortona town short drive a special place well worth the trip picnic lunch worth the effort walk around his life monastery
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove right up to the parking lot via a narrow busy windy road. Luckily parking was available. Lots of stair climbing is required. The scenery is beautiful and well worth the trip, located just outside the city wall of Cortona.

Thank GinnyKelowna
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Hermitage of Le Celle, founded in the 13th century by Saint Francis and extended by his successor, Brother Elias, is a humble and simple monastery, built in a true spirit of the Franciscan order. The name “Celle” came from the small hermit houses built in...More

2  Thank Borzov
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Take yourself back in time, tranquil setting, contemplative and full of history. A marvelous legacy of St Francis of Assisi

Reviewed 24 September 2018

Le Celle is a magical monastery about a mile below the city of Cortona. It is a beautiful place, kind of set in a pocket in the hillside. It is a marvel to look at. How did they build this? How long did it take?...More

Thank wdh528
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We walked - it was a very long walk but well worth the effort. The Hermitage is an incredible place to visit. It is truly a must see for your trip to Cortona.

1  Thank FrequentFlier801188
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We came here with a local fellow we met in Cortona, May not have realized it was here otherwise. Beautiful, peaceful, historical. Well worth visiting.

Thank wendyk621
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Always my favourite, peaceful, quiet, historic place to visit...a must see if you are in Cortona..lots shady of walks in the paths of the monks

Thank Josephine B
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Cappucine monks occupy Le Celle. It is a bit out of the way in the hills above Cortona. And, there are a number of steps to climb and descend. But, the tranquility and views are well worth the visit. The monastery is a great respite...More

2  Thank Patrick P
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

We have been lucky to be the only ones there during the morning. Otherwise, buses and cars come back and forth. Just out of city Cortona in the woods you can find this beautiful and tranquil place. You can walk around this unique and quiet...More

1  Thank Simona D
Reviewed 23 June 2018

This place was really excellent. Great architecture, very peaceful and had a look at the alleged St Francis's cell. Loved it!

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Response from Paola G | Reviewed this property |
It was 10min in car. You should have a car since it is at a hill
6 February 2018|
Response from happycouple090 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, visited Eremo Le Celle in october when visiting Cortona, we done this on foot about a 50 min walk each way,you may need maps as it was through rural roads, got details from a lady called Ramona in Hotel Italia in... More