Chertreuse of Garegnano

The Chertreuse of Milano

Inside of the Chertreuse of Garegnano

The Chertreuse of Garegnano is outside the usual tourist circuits and it is often not well known by the Milanese people themselves, despite being the first Certosa built in Italy, older than the more famous Certosa di Pavia, it was founded in 1349.

Today the Chartereuse is completely absorbed within the town of Milan, but when it was built, it was in a rural area. About it even Francesco Petrarca, the great Italian poet, wrote about how much he appreciated the atmosphere of quiet and meditation in thechartreuse.

The Charterheuse is striking for the frescoes that decorate its interior in late Renaissance and Baroque style painted by famous masters such as Bernardo Zenale, Daniele Crespi and Simone Peterzano, who was also master of the great Caravaggio.

About 1 hour and 30 min.

This visit cannot be done on Sundays morning

To be agreed.

Suggested: at the entrace of the chartreuse.

For groups, it’s compulsory the offer to the Church.

If it’s a large group, it’s advisabele to rent radioguides.

During the visit, you are invited to wear a convenient dress for a religious place. Therefore inside the catheadral are not admited sleeveless T-shirts or dresses, skirts or shorts have to be long at least until the knee. It’s advisable to bring with you a scarf or something to cover your self when you’ll visit the inside.