The Padula Charterhouse and Pertosa Caves

certosa di padula altareThe Charterhouse of Padula is one of the most majestic monuments that can be seen when visit Salerno province but at the same time, perhaps not adequately known by many tourists who arrive in Campania.

Yet this spectacular example of Baroque architecture holds the record for the “world’s largest cloister” and its structure is reminiscent of the gridiron that saw the martyrdom of San Lorenzo, to whom was dedicated to this place.

On wikipedia pleace find a more accurate description of the history and structure of this important monument, as well as other photos distributed creative commons license, while the photos that you find at the bottom of posts are made ​​freely available, with attribution to this site.

To make things easier here are also the map to reach this splendid monument

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After Padula visit Grotte di Pertosa,a magnificent natural caves, which has the distinction of hosting an underground river,  the scenario in which it is immersed brings to mind the famous Charon, but as Dante at the end of trip the beatiful Sala Heaven welcomes travellers.
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Finally, you just have to remember that this excursion takes place in an area of ​​great natural beauty the Parco Nazionale del Cilento e del Vallo di Diano, immersed in landscapes of great beauty and very nice rural centers

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