The particular convent-museum, “La Scarzuola”, is located near the central Italian town of Fabro, about a two-hour car ride from Rome. The convent was founded in 1218 by St. Francis of Assisi.
The tour of the museum area costs 10 euros per person. The tour guide, a fellow called Marco, appears to be somewhat high on drugs as he’s a rather strange fellow, to say the least (they say some people have asked for a refund as they’ve found him a wee bit offensive in nature).
The entire area was bought up by an architect from Milan, Tomaso Buzzi. From 1958 to 1978 he built his “Ideal City” beside the convent. His city contains up to 7 theatres. There are also replicas of the Colosseum on the grounds of the convent area.