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Camposanto, Pisa

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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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  • Jewish cemetery monuments of incomparable beauty, currently undergoing numerous restorations that show a great interest in the preservation of a high level architectural and artistic monument
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  • Beautiful architecture with the breathtaking perspectives. They are restoring the frescoes and then something is not visible, but overall it is really beautiful. Rich in history and fascinating. Not to be missed
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  • The visit is a walk along large Gothic arches, in a holy place (because of Earth brought from Monte Calvario) between Roman inscriptions, ancient sarcophagi, medieval, 16th century graves gravestones, commemorative monuments and cycles of nineteenth-century frescoes, which at the time had no equal, focused on the theme of life and death with references to Dante's view, the stories of Saints pisani , to the old testament. Disappointment for "the triumph of death" of the most important and best preserved fresco Buffalmacco, being restored. The frescoes have worked great artists, including Tanaka, Bonaiuti; Nothing remains of the work of Benozzo Gozzoli, while restored are works by Taddeo Gaddi. Another sore point the total absence of any descriptive Panel.
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  • Very interesting and a bit eerie. Definitely worth a walk. Also nicely quiet which is not the case for the rest of the area.
  • Missing this on a Pisa trip is something you shouldn't do. There's a lot more to see in the area than just the tower and the Duomo. Take a stroll through, relax, and enjoy the area!
  • Amazing cemetery to walk round. A bit of peace from the crowds. Take in the detail of what you see, beautiful.
  • Fantastic place to spent am afternoon thinking whats it all about. Life. You know...life
  • 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.