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Camposanto

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Address: Piazza dei Miracoli, 56100, Pisa, Italy
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+39 050 560547
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08:30 - 13:30
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According to legend, this cemetery was built at the site where the...

According to legend, this cemetery was built at the site where the Crusaders placed the soil they brought from the Holy Land.

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A quiet place of reflection away from the bustle around the tower

A calm place to spend up to an hour. The recovered frescos are a great insight into how the locals appeared and dressed all those centuries ago. We could have done with a better... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A calm place to spend up to an hour. The recovered frescos are a great insight into how the locals appeared and dressed all those centuries ago. We could have done with a better guide, either written or audio(there wasn't one). I only managed to pick out Fibanachi, but probably missed lots of other interesting figures in history..

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the burial old burial/graveyard, a very good place to unwind from the noise surrounding the tower, its very calm & quiet.

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Craig, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On the outside, this is not a terribly impressive building to look at, but inside it is amazing. The walls are covered with beautiful frescos, some in better shape than others, but all amazing. Be sure to check out the fresco of the mediaeval cosmos in one corner of the building, as well as the Dante-esque afterlife frescos. There are... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I think we spent 20 minutes walking around this, and that included getting stuck and back tracking because they were working on a section and we couldn’t get to the exit. Not much to see. I don’t think I took any pictures.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you read in the guidebooks it sounds great but it is not well presented. You keep looking for the relics, there is an earth from Golgotha here , plenty of old sarcophagus and paintings on the wall, maybe even famous people buried but you have difficulties in finding it and learning about it. Missed opportunity.It is an unusual cemetery... More 

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West Jordan, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful cemetery that could be easily overlooked, but if you buy a ticket for the tower you can also include a visit to this little cemetery. It has a lovely, peaceful courtyard. Many of the frescoes were damaged during World War II. There isn't much information available once you get inside, but if you're at the Field... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This building looks like a library or an accounting office. But in fact its a cemetery. Not sure if everybody would like to see it.

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Ipswich, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a huge walled and covered cemetery that also has some frescoes and statues that have survived fires and WW II bombing. I found the tombs fascinating and haven't seen another cemetery like this. If you take the time to come and see the Leaning Tower you should also take the time to see this.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So interesting This is a cemetery full of graves and sarcophagi Also many interesting frescoes on the walls

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

When I last visited about 3 years ago, I did not have to pay to visit this site - and from what I remember of it, it did not warrant a fee.

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