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La Certosa di Firenze

Religious Site Florence, Italy

Visit Florence Carthusian monastery La Certosa di Firenze

Florence Charterhouse (Certosa di Firenze or Certosa del Galluzzo) is a charterhouse, or Carthusian monastery, located in the Florence suburb of Galluzzo. The building is a walled complex located on Monte Acuto, at the point of confluence of the Ema and Greve rivers. The charterhouse was founded in 1341 by the Florentine noble Niccolò Acciaioli, Grand Seneschal of the Kingdom of Naples, but continued to expand over the centuries as the recipient of numerous donations. In 1958 the monastery was taken over by Cistercian monks. The chapter house now holds lunettes from the cloister, frescoed by Pontormo, damaged by exposure to the elements. The charterhouse inspired Le Corbusier for his urban projects. The monastery houses the Società Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino, an Italian non-profit cultural institute.

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+39 055 204 9226

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Via del Ponte di Certosa, 1A, 50124 Firenze FI, Italy

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