Certosa di San Lorenzo a Padula
via Nazionale, 113
Territorio: Salerno e costiera amalfitana
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It’s one of Europe’s most important monastic complexes, proclaimed by Unesco World Heritage Site. The planimetric plan, the distribution and organization of the architectonic spaces, reflects the religious life lead by the Carthusian order. In fact, it is divided into two big areas: the “casa bassa” (“short house”)in contact with the external world, where the sustenance activities of the Carthusian community were carried out (grocer’s shops, stables, granaries and storehouses located in the external courtyard) and the “casa alta” ( “high house“), containing all the spaces reserved for the monk community (church, kitchen, refectory, treasure and chapter house) and the halls to live in isolation, organized around the big cloister (monks’ cells and gardens, the prior’s apartment, library). The Charterhouse, today, hosts the Museo Archeologico della Lucania Occidentale, landscape works on the gardens of the cells, carried out during the event “Ortus Artis” and a vast contemporary art collection with one hundred works made during the exhibitions “Le Opere e i Giorni” and “Fresco Bosco”.
Opening hours: from 9am to 7:30 pm. Closed on Tuesday