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Museums - Libraries and Cultural Highlights in the Province of Vibo Valentia

The Charterhouse Museum (Serra San Bruno)

For further information contact the office of the Charterhouse: Telefono: 0963.70608
Guided tours (only by booking) in italian, french, inglesh or german.

Opening hours

The museum is open all year round
, also on Sundays, during following hours:
April / Septemebr:
9.00/13.00 – 15.00/20.00
October/March:
9.30/13.00 – 15.00/18.00
Web Site: www.certosini.org

The Charterhouse Museum has been created in an independent wing of the Charterhouse Monastery and involves 20 rooms, covering more or less 1200 square meters.
The museum is intended as a spiritual tour through the history of Charterhouses in Calabry. To guide you on your way there are instructive panels, photos, models and reconstructed spaces (a friar's cell, the library) and an audiovisual show. Among the most precious objects there are paintings from the XVIth and XVIIth century, legal documents from the XVIIth century and a statue of steatite presenting St. Stefano.
The visit time can vary from 45 to 90 minutes, whereas the audivisual show takes 10 minutes.
Through this museum you have the unique possibility to learn the story of the Charterhouse order since it was founded by St. Bruno in 1091. The Charterhouse of San Bruno was the home of the Saint during the last decade of his life. Among the 40 Charterhouses existing in Italy, this is one of the two that are still inhabited by friars.

The Charterhouse Library

Address: località Calvario (Certosa) - Serra San Bruno 
Telephone: 0963.71253 
Access: The access is limited to the friars of the convent
Researchers are admitted with the autorization of the prior


The library dates back to 1900 - in fact the first bibliografical documents originate from a french Charterhouse that was closed down in 1901, after which the collection has grown with works donated by local families and other monasterial libraries. Beside the spiritual works there are several texts on Calabria and in particular covering the area of le Serre. 

Serra S.Bruno

Museums:
The Charterhouse Museum of Serra S. Bruno
Libraries:  
The Charterhouse Library 
(tel 0963.71523)

Vibo Valentia

Museums:  
Ecomuseocalabria
- Archelogical  Clerical art - emigration 
(tel 0963.42344 - 42040)
Libraries:
Capialbi (tel 0963.41016) - 
    City Library (tel 0963.591112)

Nicotera

Museums: 
Archeological
Libraries: 
The Diocesan Archives
(Tel. 0963/81308)
 

Tropea

Museums:
The Museum of Science and Traditional Trades of Calabria 
Libraries
Archives of Torald of France 
(tel 0963.61388)

Pizzo

Museums: 
The Museum of the Sea 
(tel 0963.534903)

Mileto

Museums: 
State Museum
Libraries: 
Diocesan Archives
 

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