Categories: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Some say the beautiful walled cemetery of Camposanto was built around a shipload of holy soil brought from Golgotha in the 12th century. The cemetery’s main feature is a vast rectangular Gothic cloister lined by arches. While most of the cemetery’s frescoes were destroyed in World War II, view the two remaining, as well as detailed sketches of the original works of art. For Camposanto and beyond, use our Pisa travel itinerary planner to get the most from your Pisa vacation.
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Realizzato nel 1277 per conservare i sarcofagi di epoca romana disseminati intorno alla Cattedrale e riutilizzati come sepolture dai nobili pisani, composto da 43 archi ciechi con due porte con all'in... read more »Built in 1277 to preserve Roman sarcophagi strewn around the Cathedral and reused as burials by the nobles pisani, consisting of 43 blind arches with two doors with inside a cloister with two galleries, frescoed with stories from the Old Testament and of Genesis. In 1944 a bomb destroyed almost all the frescoes, leaving only fragments of which you can admire the "sinopia", that is, the original drawings, housed in the Museum of the same name. This is the most recent among those found on the square. On the front door a Gothic tabernacle containing a statue of the Madonna with child and four Saints by Giovanni Pisano. In the chapel Aulla you can admire the "Lamp of Galileo", the pendulum that inspired the great scientist, heretical theories, for that period, of the heliocentric system (Sun in the center of the solar system).show original
Chi si reca a pisa e visita la torre pendente, il duomo ed il battistero, non può che concludere il giro visitando anche il campo santoThose who went to visit pisa and the leaning tower, the Cathedral and Baptistery, can only conclude the tour visiting also the campo santoshow original
An der Nordseite der Piazza die Miracoli ist der Eingang zum Camposanto. Im Anschluss gibt es Toiletten und Tickets. Eintritt für Behinderte: Vorlage des Ausweises! Es lohnt sich, denn die mit Blendbo... read more »On the north side of the Piazza, the Miracoli is the entrance to the Camposanto. In the port there are toilets and tickets. Entrance for people with disabilities: presentation of the ID card! It is worth because the interior walls decorated with Blendbogen arcades are painted with frescoes, unfortunately many of the allies in the war have been damaged and had to be restored: particularly impressive: "The triumph of death". Also ancient sarcophagi and including the statue of the mathematician Fibonacci of Pisa.show original
Silence and tranquility, just next to the madness that is around the Tower of Pisa. I really liked walking around this place, I pretty much had it to myself. There's quite a few frescoes and it's a really nice escape from the crowds, as it looked like most tourists just skipped it altogether.
Beatifully kept, and incredible fresco cycle ftom creation onward. Must see.
Well-kept, preserves the exhibits very beautifully.
Amazing cemetery of famous and significant people.
While visiting this area, don't forget to peek inside the Camposanto! Worth a visit!
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