Certosa di S. Lorenzo
Founded in 1306, this Carthusian monastery, one of the most extensive architectural groups of southern Italy with Unesco status, is today essentially Baroque: from the Foresteria cloister, a cedar porch leads into a lavishly decorated church, home to two fine 16C chancels. Around the great cloister are the monks' cells. A majestic and theatrical 18C staircase was inspired by works by Luigi Vanvitelli.
Address:Viale Certosa, 1, 84034 Padula
Phone:+39 0975 77745
Price:4 € €
daily except Tue 9am-7.30pm