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Camposanto

Address: Piazza dei Miracoli, 56100 Pisa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 050-560-547
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Ranked #5 of 43 Attractions in Pisa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: 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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Antwerp, Belgium
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

In combination with the cathedral and the baptisterium, this shouldn't be missed. Extraordinary tombstones and monuments. Story of what happened with it in 1944 and reconstruction efforts. Also visit the museum.

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Naperville, Il
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Yes it's neat to have your picture taken "holding" up the Leaning Tower of Pisa. However, our tour of Camposanto was a awesome experience. The beauty of the paintings on the walls and the stories they told were very enjoyable. A very unique "graveyard". Pisa is a nice area and lots of vendors selling local goods. We bought a couple... More

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Sarrebourg, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Not to be missed, wonderful flamboyant architecture and frescoes in one of the rooms as well as on walls.

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San Diego, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The Camposanto is a lovely place to wander through and enjoy the peace and serenity of the graves and roman statues and sarcophagus'.

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Bucknell, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This building is easily overlooked - from the outside it does not look particularly interesting. However, the interior is superb - we particularly liked the short film presentation about the complete refurbishment after the war. Worth looking closely at some of the tombs - we spotted one which was the last resting place of a German engineer employed by the... More

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Rijswijk, Holland
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69 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Camposanto was beautiful on the outside and interesting on the inside. It was also a nice and welcome escape from the sun in the afternoon. Everyone comes to see "Triumph of Death", which indeed is a triumph of survival, because it is still well preserved and interesting to find out what it represents. It is well kept in a large... More

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Maidenhead
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Camposanto is situated in the Piazza Dei Miracoli. We paid for joint entry to the Battistero (Baptistry) and the Camposanto. The cemetery was a more interesting attraction than I would have anticipated. It contains an exhibition which gives explanations of the frescos that I found very helpful, and caused me to spend a few more minutes than I would have... More

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Pasadena, California
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

9.20.2014 -- Thumbs up! What a gem in terms of the on-going restoration efforts! Don't miss the documentary detailing the "Strappo" technique to remove the crumbling fresco, transferring to another surface after "controlled removal of the patinas" and fixing the delicate film of paint. The looped documentary is rather long but absolutely captivating and educational. Thumbs up again!! The half... More

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Switzerland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The atmosphere in this 14th century cloistered cemetery is unique. Lovely columns shed exquisite light on the extensive frescoes and intricately carved marble Greco-Roman sarcophagi. Don't miss the room with restored frescoes and descriptions of the restoration work.

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Wenatchee, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This was why I came to Pisa. Really wanted to see the Campo Santo after reading about it in "Saving Italy". It is absolutely amazing - quiet, peaceful and practically vacant on the day we were there. The frescoes are really impressive and there are many sarcophagi that line the walls. We toured with a docent from Context Tours and... More

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