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Certosa di Pavia, Italy
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Reviewed 17 December 2018

Pictures are not allowed, and I honored this, except I did take a good shot of the facade as I was leaving. And indeed the facade alone is worth the short trip (5 kilometers or so) out of Pavia. The interior is amazing, but like...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

went tjere several times when i studiet at the university of pavia. astonishing marble finish with the cloisters and thevmonks cells. a must see if you are in the area. 5 stars

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank joseph c
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Excellent! Its taking a walk in the past. But check the day you are going as this place is closed on Mondays.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank MaluBernas
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

This is something of a hidden gem. Impressive alley leading to a stupendous Abbey. Really worthwhile a visit. Big parking, paid. Visit itself is for free. This includes the inner courtyard, church and museum. There is also a nice shops with teas and liquors, honey....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank delagioventu
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Beautiful functioning monastery. the facade of the church is breathtaking. Inside is majestic although not much is left of the frescoes and decoration. The chapels are unlit so it is impossible to see much. The small cloister which has frescoes (?) is closed for restoration....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Simon N
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

I studied at labia and of course, I visited the Cartesian of labia. A wonder in the country that evokes ancient echoes and the energy is still present. Paris is an elegant medieval city with pictoresque small side street and an important university. Site of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank gladiator428
Reviewed 23 May 2018

The Certosa is breath taking, as many others described before. The tower and the outside is being renovated at the moment, so you cannot go around the church right now. The main facade is free of scaffolding, so nothing to worry about. Inside the church...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Matthias W
Reviewed 21 January 2018

I could complain about the freezing temperature inside the Certosa, or about the terrible lighting inside, or that it is so badly organised...but the Certosa is so wonderful, so beautiful that one can forget about all that. The refinement of the decorations, the sheer amount...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank sosthen
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Very nice place. Also good for an afternoon trip out of milan. The church has also a guide which brings the groups arround every 30 minutes. Its a pitty than only in itlaian languages... Anyhow you can see how the pristers lived some hundered years...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank stevenmG6565FF
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Worth visiting! Very nice monestery Close to Pavia. Beautiful Church and nice surroundings. We were there in november and it was empty.

Date of experience: November 2017
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petertomkins45
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Response from JanC377 | Reviewed this property |
We drove from Monza . It's a bit way out so a car is useful . I'm sorry I don't know about public transport but the local train service in Italy is easy, cheap and efficient . If you check the website it tells you opening... More
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ArleneChicago
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Response from Giulicri | Reviewed this property |
Tuesday the museum is closed, open only on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. In September the church and tour of the monastery are open: 9.00-11.30 am 2.30- 5.30 pm For information go on internet and check... More
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