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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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  • distressing but deserves to see it, especially with a guide. Still work in progress. Beautiful garden but to care more.
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  • Really fascinating to see and walk over (!!!) the graves of these rich and famous of their time, will not take you long to go around...and even more beautiful on a sunnier day I’m sure. Situated right...  more »
  • On the north side of the Piazza dei Miracoli is located a long white marble building. It's Campo Santo-Memorial Cemetery, which chronologically is the fourth building on the square after the Cathedral, the baptistery and the tower. Its construction was begun in 1277 year and completed in the year 1464. The bulk of the tombs placed under arcades, here you can see many ancient sarcophagi. The frescoes on the walls, created in the 14th-16th centuries. During the bombing of 1944 year frescoes were severely damaged, restore them so far. During the restoration under the frescoes were discovered preliminary drawings-sinopii, which were moved to the sinopij Museum, located on the South side of the square. There they are now. I can't say that the cemetery makes depressing impression. For me it is first and foremost a wonderful historical and architectural monument and tombstones-priceless artworks. Tourists here quite a bit from all the attractions of Piazza dei Miracoli cemetery of Campo Santo the least visited. Tickets cost 5 euros, but if you combine with a visit to the baptistery, you get cheaper: two for 7 euros. If you want to see more and sinopij Museum, prepare 8 euros (3). Explore the Cathedral and on the same ticket.
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  • If you enjoy history, this site will blow your mind. The artworks and sculptures are mind blowing.
  • Very nice cemetery. The Architecture was rather impressive and the graves while very different were very nice.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
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