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Certosa di Milano

Via Garegnano 28, 20156 Milan, Italy
+39 02 3800 6301
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impressive, hidden monastry

Peacefull silence and beautiful artwork in this authentic monastry. Paintings, tiled floors... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
furaha1nl
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Enschede, The Netherlands
How can you miss this?

OK, it's a long way to get to the Certosa. 1 hour on the metro, tram and walking. But it's worth... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
skip15000
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Orlando, Florida
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The Charterhouse was founded by notarial deed on September 19th, 1349 by Giovanni Visconti, archbishop and lord of Milan, who donated it to the Carthusian order, together with other personal belongings. Petrarca's account is what is left of the primary Charterhouse. In 1388 Giovanni's nephew, Luchino Novello Visconti, regarded as the second founder, donated, on his death, all his belongings to the Carthusian monks. In the XVth century the Charterhouse look was completely modified.
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“impressive, hidden monastry”
16 Jun 2018
“How can you miss this?”
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Via Garegnano 28, 20156 Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peacefull silence and beautiful artwork in this authentic monastry. Paintings, tiled floors, woodcarvings. Everytime you take a look you will see some new details. A hidden pearl outside the busy city of Milan.

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Reviewed 16 June 2018

OK, it's a long way to get to the Certosa. 1 hour on the metro, tram and walking. But it's worth every step. This is not on the usual tourist sites but it is amazing. I was the only one in the building when I...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

This place is so nice and has beautiful architecture but it is rarely open. If it is closed you can only see it from the street. I was there on thursday. It is very close to the centro storico and it is not crowded.More

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Giovanni P, Volontario at Certosa di Milano, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Hello Tijana, in August the Charterhouse of Milan can be closed because there are few people to oversee the church treasures. I hope you can go over to another period, most likely towards the holiday season, and you can admire the Charterhouse in its splendor....More

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Reviewed 29 June 2016

this late renaissance church, once the centre of an important chartreuse, is totally decorated inside with an extremely well preserved cycle of frescos authored by the most important lombard painters from the beginning of XVII century the colours are still very bright, and the stories...More

2  Thank fisici-mi
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Reviewed 22 June 2015

When it was founded, in 1349, it was 4 km outside from Milan, surrounded by the fields. Now it's in the town, in the suburbs, close to the highway entrance, where you'll never bet to find such an amazong treasure. From the city centre, take...More

3  Thank Nannuccia
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Exquisite art, not to be missed during your Milan visit, even if located 30+ minutes from the center.

4  Thank Mary L
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

I walk past this church three times a week, but never venture past the imposing frontage. Last week, however, following the loss of a dear friend, I decided to spend a few minutes in quiet contemplation, and pray for her. As I walked into the...More

7  Thank milanseagull
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

Nice ancient part of italian history .. easy to find with "tram" line . near the bigger cemetery of town

2  Thank marchese m
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