Set in the wooded mountains of the Ciociaria region, at an altitude of 800m, the Charterhouse of Trisulti is a huge monastic complex that has now become a national monument. Its fame is partly due to the old pharmacy decorated with many frescoes that have fantastical themes and beyond the high walls that enclose this part of the monastery there's a beautiful garden.
When I'm looking around a garden I'm always interested in how the garden is tended. The plentiful supply of water that has been channelled from the nearby mountain streams into the monastery must be of benefit in keeping the gardens well watered.
Next to the formal gardens is an area of land with outbuildings and store rooms which is used for growing fruit, vegetables and herbs.
A view of the enclosed gardens from one of the windows in the pharmacy. More about the frescoes that decorate the pharmacy and adjoining rooms next time.