The main cloister is the heart of the Certosa di Pontignano.
The first one realized, it housed the true life of the monks. As an evidence of his originality is the 14h century wonderful fully functional stone well, which stands in the center of the same. On the side toward Siena, next to the sculpture "Portale della Vita" crafted and given to the Certosa by Sienese artist Massimo Lippi, there is direct access to the ancient church with 16th century frescoes by Poccetti, a small "Sistine Chapel" in the land of Siena.
This place, full of history and charm, is the main entrance of the entire Certosa, the core of our structure. Here also overlooks our restaurant and hence it hosts lunches and dinners during the summer. Here you can also organize weddings or gala events, protected under the arcades of the cloister, or directly in the meadow that houses the two majestic trees cut in French-style.
Slightly smaller than the great cloister, the main cloister is however equipped with an impressive lighting system designed to enhance the beauty during the warm summer and spring nights. It can accommodate almost 400 people, sitting beneath the porches in comfortable tables of ten people each.
The Main Cloister benefits of having a large service access, so that the external catering can assemble their own kitchens and work without annoying customers.
Finally, this cloister directly accesses to the Villa and its rooms and halls, and as well to the balcony over the beautiful Italian-style Garden.
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The main cloister is an ideal area for weddings or gala dinners in summer ... all under magnificent arcades ...
The facade of the church, seen from the main cloister.
The arcade of the main cloister.
The main cloister with its 14th century stone well.
A corner of the main cloister.