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Address: Certosa di Pavia, Italy
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A beautiful architectural gem

Either a short train ride or bus ride from the center of Pavia , La Certosa is a beautiful complex containing the tombs of Il Moro and Beatrice d'Este along with other members of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Either a short train ride or bus ride from the center of Pavia , La Certosa is a beautiful complex containing the tombs of Il Moro and Beatrice d'Este along with other members of the Visconti/Sforza family. In the church a guided tour is led by one of the brothers once a group gathers at the black gate. Persistence pays... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

It is easy to reach Certosa di Pavia by train. There's a Trenord train from Milan (we took it from Porta Garibaldi, but it has other stops in Milan). Get off at the eponymous stop (it's the second-to-last stop on the line), walk through the parking lot until you hit the monastery compound wall, then turn right and walk along... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

On our way to Milano , in Pavia, hide a beautifull place to visit.A huge church, with a big monastery. We came exactly in time 1430 and we were lucky to join the guided tour with one of the monks. It is interesting place , history, religion and architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

A jewel of architecture and a bless for the spirit. Go for the tour offered by the monks and visit also the internal part of the monastery.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

The church and monastery complex are both huge and very very interesting. The church is richly decorated and full of suprising trompe-l'oeils. Eventhough I love to know details about the place, I found the guided tour slightly boring and long. It's a shame the complex is difficult t reach from Milan and Pavia, because it's definitely worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

The monastery is a place of beauty and the peaceful aura is bliss... Regardless if you are religious or not it's defiantly worth a visit 👍

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

We spent a wonderful afternoon strolling around this exceptionally beautiful monastery. We were very impressed with the majesty of the architecture, the art and the sculptures. There is a very peaceful Church with quiet cloisters and a museum exhibiting the plaster mounds of the incredible figures all around the spectacular front facade. Also you will find a small shop run... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

One of the part of italy this beautiful church...it's very clean very simple and the history of this church it's very impressive

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

Spent about an hour walking through some parts of it before we had lunch at nearby Locanda Vecchia Pavia Al Mulino. The monastery and Locanda restaurant combined make it a worthwhile trip from Milan. Wish I spent more time walking through the entire space.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

There is nothing much else to do in the city, but cloister is nice and worth seeing. If you are driving with a car and have a chance do visit - do it!

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