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Certosa di Pavia, Certosa di Pavia

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One of Italy's largest monasteries, the gigantic Certosa di Pavia was built during the 14th and 15th centuries. Admire the church's intricate vaulted ceiling, collection of frescoes, and detailed Lombard-style facade. The Grand Cloister main inner courtyard measures more than 125 m (410 ft) long. Arrange your visit to Certosa di Pavia and discover more family-friendly attractions in Certosa di Pavia using our Certosa di Pavia vacation route planner.
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  • We took the Metro bus from Milan visited the sobire go during the previous stay in Pavia. Drop off bus stop-karizu leprosy so may keep telling the driver thereof. But unable to rely on. In the left distance to faint when you see the Abbey shortly to the roadway where there is on the left near the Church is the location. Arrived and left the road about 1 km straight ahead. Until the 2:30 was walking around. Looks better on the other side of the courtyard and out the door with the frescoes at the top, filled with elegant facades. The guided tour was a leader of the cross-saw on the way to freedom through the. But Perugino's masterpiece. Unfortunately in cloudy weather was painted on the ceiling and each Chapel frescoes, polyptych, couldn't look much better. Beautiful marble floor. Courtyard was surrounded by a cloister with a graceful arch is wide meditation monk overactive might have. You'll need prepared notes, such as the hospital is prohibited. The toilet is left before the monastery courtyard buildings.
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  • Visit the Certosa has been a great experience. A monument like preserved so well and with such care by the monks is well worth a visit. The free guided tours depart (are not indicated) from inside the Church. A half hour drive from Milan a real Pearl! Highly recommended!!!
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  • Certosa di Pavia passing through we went to visit the Certosa, a gem we also were lucky enough to be escorted to visit the Friar in charge of the reception a real show I recommend everyone to visit it
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  • Undeniably beautiful artworks that are impossible to see and appreciate from behind closed chapel gates. The no photo policy is also disappointing (and unnecessary). Also, the attendant and the monk who led the tour (in Italian) were quite unfriendly and inhospitable.
  • Gorgeous and pristine monastic complex. A must if you are around Milan
  • Great artistically. However, it is poorly run. Some of the best art is in the chapels - they are locked. Lights are off, so you can only see well what's in the transept-alter area. Double check the opening times (at the time of posting 9-11:30 and 14:30-17:30), be prepared to be let in late and kicked out early. You may have to ask the attendant to unlock the transept and let you in. The attached museum was closed. Entrance was free, but parking was 2 eur per hour. Use the bathroom on the parking lot. People who work there hate the visitors. Worth the visit if you are an art enthusiast and not easily upset by unfriendliness.
  • Commissioned in the late nineteenth century by Gian Galeazzo Visconti, Duke of Milan
  • Nice.. but expected more authenticity