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Certosa di San Lorenzo, Campania
(3.2/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
Certosa di San Lorenzo is located in Campania. Use our Agropoli tour planner to arrange your visit to Certosa di San Lorenzo and other attractions in Agropoli.
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  • The Charterhouse of St Lorenzo in Padula despite neglect is definitely worth a visit because it's really beautiful. Unfortunately I am forced to point out the pitfalls that the tour is hiding. Arrival to the parking lot, where cars Park are charged 3 euros. Since the parking is situated in open countryside, I go over and I stop the car in a dirt road across the border of an enclosed car park. Do I go down but I am blocked from Valet which makes me notice that I can't stand in that area (country) because is forbidden. I note the total absence of any sign of no parking, fence or limitation. Contriato, move the car a few hundred meters apart. Passed the fence of the Charterhouse under the main entrance before the stairs, my wife and I, guarded by a tongue-tied overseer, being mauled by a pack of stray dogs (about ten animals) that growling and barking trying to bite my wife and me. Rifuggiatomi inside without injury or bites, I note what has happened to the cashier which after the usual Italian Buck says he's been called the town several times, without getting a corrective action. Now I wonder how dare I can recommend this attraction to a family with children. Absolutely to be avoided.
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  • I was at the certosa di san Lorenzo because having visited the Pavia I was enchanted by the beauty and artistry that guarded. This of Padula is not far behind indeed is larger and still rich in works of art, the Museum you visit within is very attractive. Unfortunately catches your eye the lack of care of the gardens and the beautiful park that could be, what surrounds it. A round of applause to the assistants, in particular to Angelo Bruno, who with courtesy and competence welcome visitors providing them with news that go beyond the call of duty. I hope that soon we notice and take care of this precious asset to be preserved.
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  • The certosa di Padula (of St. Lawrence) is located in the Vallo Di Diano, in the extreme south of the province of Salerno. It occupies an area of approximately 51,500 square meters of exhibition area, cloisters, courtyards and gardens. It is identified as one of Southern Italy's biggest monumental complexes. Its construction dates back to 1306 by Tommaso Sanseverino, count of Marsico and Lord of Vallo di Diano. Over more than five centuries, the enlargement and modernization were never stopped, as evidenced by the different artistic styles that characterize the monument and giving it a look majestic and impressive. The Carthusian order had been founded by Saint Bruno of Cologne in 1084, the mountain of Chartreuse, France. The Charterhouse was something of a must for those who wore South of Naples. There congregated noble characters including Charles V who, in 1535, on his return from impresa di Tunis, spent two days in the monastery. It is said that for him and his large retinue, monks prepared a huge omelet of a thousand eggs. In 1806, the monastery was occupied by Napoleonic soldiers, was sacked and stripped of nearly all the treasures accumulated over the centuries: paintings, gold, silver, statues and many volumes of the rich library. Following the Bourbon Restoration of 1816, the carthusians returned in the monastery for a short while, but due to the 1866 suppression law, abandoned the Certosa, which became good of the State. In 1882 it was declared a national monument, but for decades intended for various uses: jail, orphanage, barracks, school and camp during both world wars. Since 1982 the Superintendent undertook the long and complex task of restoration and reuse of spaces; in 1998 the monument was declared world heritage by Unesco
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