ASD Certosa di Padula, Padula

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A World Heritage Site, ASD Certosa di Padula is a large Carthusian monastery, or charterhouse, with the biggest cloister in the world, surrounded by 84 columns. During your visit, you will see the living conditions once experienced by the friars, who spent much of their days in small cells studying and praying. You will also see a spiral staircase carved from marble that leads to the library. Head outside to explore the stables and the olive oil mill. Arrange to visit ASD Certosa di Padula and other attractions in Padula using our Padula trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • The Charterhouse is beautiful. The Church and some circles are wonderful. Shame about the carelessness of some salt and general maintenance status should be improved. If these wonders we have abroad, they would do so to do come running tourists to Italy, leave them almost unknown.
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  • Beautiful and interesting place to visit at least once in their lifetime. Only two flaws: little information (no brochures, maps, etc) and poor accessibility. Visit the Certosa di Padula lies in a favourable location for tourists who want to enjoy the wonders of cilento and lucania.
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  • Four stars just because some of the areas, like the courtyard of spezeria, are not at their best and look abandoned. Moreover, only two out of a dozen of monks' cells were open for visit. However, jus...  more »
  • Wonderful. Worth visiting. The Carthusian monasteries were centers of (survival, creating and propagating) culture, industriousness, spirituality, productivity, education ... and, Yes, wealth! And to read (at least) all the information present in the various points of interest. Too bad that (seems to have national provisions) on holidays (we went) the staff is REDUCED and therefore IT is NOT POSSIBLE to VISIT the MONKS ' CELLS (nor the second floor), which for many would be perhaps one of the most important things to visit!!!
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  • One of Europe's biggest charterhouses
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  • A must see though is a little seedy
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  • To visit.
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  • very cool but little
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