Large monastic complex founded in 1342 by the Florentine banker Niccolò Acciaioli, which stands on a hill a few kilometers south of Florence. The complex underwent major remodelling at the end of the fifteenth century (cloisters) and the sixteenth century (church and square in front), in 1957 it passed from the Carthusians to the Cistercians and in 2017 to San Leolino Community, composed by lay and religious people, who work for the spiritual and cultural promotion of the Monastery.
In addition to the Church of San Lorenzo, the visit includes the big cloister (overlooked by the 18 cells of the monks), the chapter house, the refectory, the guesthouse. In the art gallery you can admire the lunettes depicting the Passion of Christ frescoed by Pontormo in 1523.
Certosa del Galluzzo
Via della Certosa, 1 50124 Firenze FI, Italia
Not accessible for people in wheelchairs. The accessibility is hard both for the presence of the steep slope and a staircase.