The Charterhouse of Trisulti is a monastery located in the municipality of Collepardo, in the province of Frosinone. It is recognized as a national monument and since December 2014 its management is managed by the Polo Museale del Lazio.
Certosa di Trisulti History
Immersed in one of the most evocative naturalistic panoramas of the Ernici Mountains stands the solitary and imposing Certosa di Trisulti, a majestic monastic complex dating back to the year 1204 and located at the foot of Monte Rotonaria, in the municipality of Collepardo.
We are in the natural paradise of herbalists, who know they can find more than 2,500 species of herbs on these mountains that grow spontaneously here and which were already used by the Carthusian monks who, since the Middle Ages, prepared spirits and precious medicines, including Sambuca.
Confirming this tradition, the Charterhouse offers tourists the view of one of the most beautiful monastic Pharmacies in Europe, completely frescoed between the 18th and 19th centuries. In the pharmacy, vases in which medicinal herbs and poisons extracted from snakes were kept can also be grown.
In the eighteenth century the Carthusians embellished, with classicist decorations, the Church, the Cloister with the cells, the Refectory, the Cemetery of the Monks.
From 1947 the Carthusians were replaced by a new Order, that of the Cistercians of the Casamari Abbey who lived here until 2017. From Ash Wednesday 2018 the monastic complex is privately managed by the Dignitatis Humanae Institute and opens to tourists according to the modalities indicated below.