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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 travelers who use our custom trip planner, Pisa holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Camposanto and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Nice attraction. Inside there are many statues, frescoes. The architecture of the place is fascinating. Small but nice.
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  • The white marble exterior contains works of great artists. Starting with the beautiful Tabernacle with statues of the Virgin and child with four saints. The Interior is equally impressive, with several Roman sarcophagi. You can also admire the frescoed parts internally created by prominent figures like Traini, gozzoli and Buffalmacco, including the last judgement.
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  • I paid a ticket 25 euros which included: Tower, camposanto and the Baptistery. Council to inspect it; very impressive
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  • This is actually a monumental cemetery and it is said to have been built around a shipload of sacred soil from Golgotha, brought back to Pisa from the crusaders in the 12th century. There one can see actual artworks/sculptures from Greek and Roman artists representing important figures of the Toscana. I really enjoyed the visit, the area was clean and quiet and the sculptures well preserved.
  • The Campo Santo is probably my favourite place on the Field of Miracles. A lovely arched quadrant with fine murals & statues and a lovely chapel at the east side. On the north side of the quadrant marble floor is the burial place for religious dignitaries some interesting cravings here.The renovation work is first class & the site is a good place just to stroll around & enjoy the artwork at an unhurried pace.
  • The Monumental Cemetry lies at the northern part of the Square of Miracles. The ancient graveyard is surrounded by a marble arcade with a rectangular plan. It is said that the soil was brought from Golgota, when Pisa took part in the Fourth Crusade in 1203. The "Campo Santo" suffered major damages during the bombing in 1945 and even nowadays there are works in progress for repairing. This place is also a wonderful museum of works of art such as sarcophagi and fresco paintings.
  • Probably the most interesting place at Campo dei Miracoli. This is nothing else but the cemetery where entire earth was brought from the Holy Land by Crusaders and Pilgrims. All galleries are painted and you are going to find there excellent murals. You have to buy a ticket to get in. Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo without flash light.
  • Nice place to visit if you're in the area but not somewhere I will travel all the way for (but well, since you're already there for the Tower, why not right).

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Pisa possesses plenty of architecturally interesting places to stay, but it also caters to those who want to see but don't feel the need to stay in tourist attractions themselves. North of the river Arno, you'll find a number of hotels, standing proudly on the edges of lively piazzas. Budget-friendly options include hostels and guesthouses around this historic district, and a few simple hotels located close to the airport in the south of the city.
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