Certosa di Parma

Local nameCertosa di Parma
LocationParma, Italy

The Certosa di Parma is a former Carthusian Monastery located in the outskirts of Parma.

The first Carthusian monastery at the site was constructed from 1285 to 1304, by the initiative of the archbishop of Spoleto, Rolando Taverna. Little, if any, remains of that structure, the minor cloister dates from the 15th century. At the site between 1673 and 1722, a new Baroque monastery, cloister and church were built based on designs by Francesco Pescaroli. In 1769, the monastery was suppressed and the site became used for manufacture of cigars, and became the "Fabbrica Ducale dei Tabacchi di Parma". In 1900, it became a reformatory for juvenile offenders. In 1975, it acquired its present function as a school for prison police.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Certosa_di_Parma

Coordinates 44°48'8.026" N 10°22'0.544" E

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