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Hidden Gem

A very interesting visit in the Pisa countryside. There are many things that you can visit: the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pisa, Italy
A Hidden Gem

It was by pure chance we visited the museum, only because we decided to stay in Calci in order to... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2016
Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 weeks ago
“Hidden Gem”
29 Nov 2016
“A Hidden Gem”
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting visit in the Pisa countryside. There are many things that you can visit: the charterhouse itself, the natural history museum. My favorite part was the freshwater aquarium: it is the biggest in Italy and it really deserves a visit!

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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

It was by pure chance we visited the museum, only because we decided to stay in Calci in order to not stay overnight in Pisa. We noticed the grand front to the monestry at the top of the hill only 1000 meters from our lovely...More

1  Thank Marcoappraisal
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Tour through the monastery only in guided groups, we were lucky to understand sufficient Italian (no English or German was offered when we were there). Tours start at :30, ours took 1,5 h - a little too long for us who could not follow all...More

Thank Tina Y
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We visited here by bus to Calci from Pisa,then a 15 minute pleasant country walk to the site which is stunning. The museum is set in a monastic complex and the old Carthusian monastery can also be visited,though we just visited the museum. It is...More

Thank sheila t
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

We visited here with young children and older grandparents. Used to b a monastery, very interesting facade now home to a small aquarium and dinosaur exhibition. Personally found the aquarium section a little disappointing, I've seen more Koi carp at my local garden centre. But...More

Thank Fiona B
Reviewed 28 August 2015

This is an amazing former monastery which is definitely worth visiting. We took the bus from Pisa. No English translations, but fascinating to see anyway. Hardly anyone there. Visits hourly at half past the hour.

Thank Martin5964
Reviewed 1 July 2015

This place is well worth the visit, our guide Massimo Lenzi was so informative - brought the whole place alive for us, the paintings and fresco's were in amazing condition, the flooring incredible. if you are in the area go in, we were taken there...More

Thank TravellingHarvey
Reviewed 3 October 2014

Entry to the Certosa di Pisa is by guided tour only. The price is five euro. On the day we visited we waited fifteen minutes for our guided tour. The tour included the main church. Four of the monks private chapels, gardens, and a monk's...More

Thank Douglas L
Reviewed 30 August 2013

An interesting visit to this old monastery. The guide was very helpful, and had a lot of knowledge about the history etc. It was very peaceful and quiet and i was quite envious of the monks! Worth visiting!

Thank Iceniwarrior49
Reviewed 26 July 2013

Just a 20min bus ride from Pisa is this wonderful monastery, surrounded by the most beautiful Tuscan countryside. The place is beautiful but not well advertised in my opinion. Inside this monastery there is a peaceful atmosphere and lots of nice frescoes and artwork to...More

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