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Camposanto, Pisa

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Cemetery
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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  • The graveyard of the Cathedral was begun in 1277 by Giovanni di Simone, as the last of the monumental buildings of the square to form a scenic backdrop on the northern side. The building was said Campo Santo for a tradition that the terrain where it would be mixed with earth come from the Holy Land with the Pisan ships returning from the third crusade. The large structure was born for a purpose: to create adequate space to gather the sarcophagi and the various burials which thronged the area around the Cathedral.
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  • This is a nice place if you appreciate history and know who is buried there. On the internet you can find information about it or get a tour guide.  more »
  • I'm not normally one to visit cemeteries, especially not on holiday, but Camposanto is really worth the visit. Cool and calm - it gets you away from the crowds. Lovely stonework and lots to see.  more »
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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.