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Eremo Le Celle

The Franciscan monastery of Le Celle was founded by the saint himself on a hillside outside the walls of Cortona, Italy, in 1221. The site is dramatic – a deep ravine carved by a rushing stream divides a jumble of dry stone buildings on one side from terraces of gardens and orchards linked by ramps and stairways on the other. Three bridges cross the ravine at different heights.The site immediately enthralled me when I visited it, and I took a few photos, wondering if I could ever use it as the starting point for a box. Several years later, I’ve made my box. CLICK

to see image of the actual monastery.