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Localita Cappuccini 1, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 603362
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All reviews st francis spiritual place bit out of the way awe inspiring winding road small chapel public areas tranquil ambience impressive location nice walk cortona town short drive a special place picnic lunch worth the effort walk around his life
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Borzov
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 Wendy K
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 10 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 7 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 24 June 2018

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

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Le celle hermitage is a place just outside Cortona where St Francis of Assisi lived as a hermit in a cell towards the end of his life . You can still go inside the little cell and it is amazing . . It now belongs...More

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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
Robert S
7 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