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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 stayed here on the occasion of the museums are free the first Sunday of the month. Unfortunately we didn't get to visit the Museum (at 11.30 the Charterhouse close to reopen at 14.30), but we enjoyed a wonderful guided tour (discovered by chance seeing some people wait behind the gate inside the Church--no timetable or alert!). The tour is a must do, it turns out the real face and true history of the monastery (ask if you meet someone or write an email if there is an address, but try it!). The guide was very good. Unfortunately for a few things: first, the noise of people, unable to keep silent and not to photograph (however strictly forbidden things) even during the explanation, secondly a character whose role remained absolutely a mystery treated group of visitors such as sheep grazing, screaming and clapping to let us continue and, in the end of round exiting the convent. Place that I can't stand it's base like an animal, I wonder how this attitude and how much her screams can be a positive example for a group of visitors just as rude. is or is not a sacred place where prohibited scream? Admitting that they have no religion, they are really quite disturbed by individuals who have no respect for others, and especially of art! I would add two more things that I was quite annoyed: Obol final (with the priest waiting at the end of the path to take "whenever possible" and shop at the end of the route that remained open despite visiting time was over and we were driven out badly from the cloister because the Charterhouse was supposed to close ... but time for the money there is always ... from me obviously haven't had anything!).
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  • Wonderful example of Cistercian Charterhouse, admirably kept by the Benedictine order. Sumptuous and rich work from an artistic point of view. The monks provide a guided tour of all respect, just wait at the gate in wrought iron present within the same. The visit is free. At the end of the path there is a small shop where the monks sell their products ... Liqueurs, herbal tea, rice and more ... Council ' Imperial drops "
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  • We were on a field trip with the family and was really a nice Sunday. Thanks to visited the monastery and was really nice and interesting both for us and for our children
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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