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Certosa di San Lorenzo + Battistero

culture walk

Certosa di San Lorenzo + Battistero

Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English, Italian
culture walk

Certosa di San Lorenzo + Battistero

culture walk

Certosa di San Lorenzo + Battistero

Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English, Italian

What you'll do

I will wait for you outside the ticket office, where we will meet all the participants; nearby there is a bar where you can have a coffee or another drink before starting. The tour includes a guided tour outside and inside the Charterhouse with a real tour guide who will tell you anecdotes and details of one of the most rigid and at the same time eccentric religious orders. I will show you the symbols and the techniques of the various inlay works, the marble intarsia, the worked stone of Padula, the scagliola and mother-of-pearl altars. Once the visit is over we will reach the beautiful early Christian Baptistery of San Giovanni in Fonte, just 4 km far, with our own car. Very few people know this place that I call a "place of the soul", a unique example in the world of Baptistery built on a source of perennial water. The amenity of the place and the high biodiversity allow us to observe also some species of plants and animals that I will make you recognize. Admission is free;it is a place to the most unknown, a real "gem", it will be worth it!

Your host

Learn more about Viviana

Viviana

Hi, my name is Viviana and I am a licensed tour guide. I started bringing friends around in my favorite places of my territory, until 3 years ago I obtained the license as a tour guide, making my passion a profession. I love coming into contact with new people, letting them discover the history and traditions of a territory that I know very well, having studied it and being born and raised there; give advice, tell anecdotes. I believe there is nothing better than being accompanied by an expert to get to know a new place or culture. Ready to follow me?

What's included

Drinks
drinks (coffee, tea, juice...or similar)

Where you'll be

We will meet outside the ticket office. After the presentations in a nearby bar, we will start our tour from the external courtyard; we will admire the façade and explain the role of the buildings facing the court. Once inside the monastery, we will visit all the rooms open to the public. Then we will move with our own car to the Battistero di San Giovanni in Fonte, just 4 km far from the Certosa, a unique place of its kind. Unmissable!

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

The cost of the experience does not include the entrance fee: € 6 for adults; check the possibility of a reduced or free ticket at the ticket office of the Certosa and for those eligible

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Viviana
Certosa di San Lorenzo + Battistero
New experience
£23/person
New experience
£23/person