Certosa di Padula, Padula

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Must see · Religious Site · Architectural Building
A World Heritage Site, 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 Certosa di Padula and other attractions in Padula using our Padula trip itinerary builder tool.
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  • Go with local guide Viviana Ricciardone if you can--she is deeply knowledgeable about this monastery. The Certosa is enormous, well-preserved, and, if you like history, art, architecture, and, if...  more »
  • Every time I'm more and more astonished by the magnificence and greatness of this venue. Enormous and pompous, with choirs, spiral flights, cellars, chimneys, everything is worthwhile  more »
  • Beautiful monastery an interesting visit and walking trough this place was amazing
  • A unique jewel in Cilento. UNESCO site with lot of wonderful things. A must to ser
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