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. Add Certosa di Pavia and other attractions to your Certosa di Pavia trip itinerary using our Certosa di Pavia day trip planning tool .
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abbiamo organizzato una gita che comprendeva al mattino la visita della Certosa di Pavia luogo affascinante per visita con la guida di un frate che spiga molto bene la storia di questa Certosa che ora... more »We organized a trip that included the visit of the Certosa di Pavia fascinating place to visit with the guidance of a friar who Sally very well the history of the Charterhouse that now is no longer run by Carthusian monks (being fewer order because the hardness of the Carthusian rule) but by monks of the Benedictine order when you visit cisternensi you can see the tomb of Giangaleazzo Visconti the places of prayer cells and more guided tours lasting about 1 hour starting at around 9.15 hours arranged in groups and require a simple and free offer to Friar who will guide I would recommend a visit to this place
con un gruppo di amici arriviamo al complesso della Certosa che ci appare in mezzo alla nebbia e gli da un fascino speciale. entrando nel cortile si vede la facciata della chiesa con accanto un bel pa... more »with a group of friends arrive at the monastery complex which appears to us in the fog and gives it a special charm. entering the courtyard we see the façade of the Church with a beautiful building. the Church has a Latin cross with three naves and an interior with beautiful décor. There are two cloisters one piccolo with a nice garden and a porch, a large framed by 24 cottages consist of 3 small rooms and a garden home of monks. outstanding explanation of a Cistercian monk who made as a guide. a site which is well worth a visit
La bellezza e la maestosità della Certosa di Pavia non necessitano di alcuna recensione. Mi limiterò a segnalare alcuni aspetti che ho constato durante la mia visita e che spero siano utili ai futuri ... more »The beauty and Majesty of the Certosa di Pavia do not require review. I'll just point out a few things that I learned during my visit and that I hope will be helpful to future travellers. Before planning your visit, please contact good hours of operation because it varies according to the months of the year. Admission is free and you can schedule a guided tour. In this case a Cistercian Friar will accompany both within the Church and to visit the great cloister and a cell of the friars. At the exit you can buy some products such as liquor, honey etc. A warning for those who, like in my case, decide to go by public transport. I have personally used the Certosa di Pavia train station that, Crow is located really close to the monument. Unfortunately to get to the entrance you must drive along the entire perimeter of the walls, because the station is right behind him. The path is about 1.5 km and for the most part it is an unpaved road in the countryside. Despite this difficulty in reaching the monastery, it was well worth it.
Posto stupendo, beautiful place, must visit
We had a wonderful visit, found in the art gallery lovely friendly staff, and the monk who was the PR/tour guide for our visit was knowledgable and hospitable (yes in Italian). After all, its a monastery first. A tourist destination as an afterthought. Had a great lunch a few steps from the front gate.
I have been here again for the fifth time (in a few years) to bring a friend and I must say that it is wonderful! Do not miss the little homes of the monks with that stunning & spacious lawn. The only cons is some of the staff there is quite rude. After the tour you can also purchase some tea made by the clergy.
One of the most stupendous sights in all of Italy, if you are near don't miss it.
There is a free guided tour led by one of the monks of the certosa. He explains everything about the history of the place and shows you different rooms in and out the church. In italian only
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