We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Camposanto

Piazza dei Miracoli, 56100 Pisa, Italy
+39 050-560-547
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #9 of 52 attractions in Pisa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Book a Tour

Type: Historic Sites, Cemeteries
Description: According to legend, this cemetery was built at the site where the Crusaders placed the soil they brought from the Holy Land.
Write a Review

232 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    119
    84
    23
    5
    1
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Hasselt, Belgium
Top Contributor
239 reviews 239 reviews
155 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We have seen many cloisters but this was the largest and very impressive because of the many large frescos alongside the walls. Also the room with the only left over original fresco after WWII bomming and a film about the bomming is very interesting.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carmichael, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We had a little extra time in Pisa so we decided to tour the Camposanto. I'm so glad we did! I would not have wanted to miss it. It has to be the world's most beautiful cemetery. Later as I read Saving Italy, by the same author who wrote the Monuments Men, I learned that Pisa had been bombed by... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Munich, Germany
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
75 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Although partially destroyed during WWII the Camposanto, with most of the frescoes restored, is an amazing rectangular building with a beautiful inner court that will surprise you.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
250 reviews 250 reviews
182 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Most people come her to see the Leaning Tower, however this is a beautiful building to visit, to see the many frescoes on the walls. Walk into each alcove as well so see a little bit more. Best to buy the all inclusive ticket to see all there is to see in Pisa.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Los Altos, CA
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

If you are interested in the frescos, don't miss the special exhibit at the back of Camposanto. Look for the photos also of what it looked like after the World War II bombing and appreciate all the restoration that has taken place.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
89 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

At first glance it looks like part of the surrounding the Piazza. The exterior is beautiful and matches everything else in the Piazza, perfect for picture taking. The inside is interesting from the frescoes to the crypts, and was quiet due to most people only coming for the leaning tower.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York / New Jersey
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
33 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I think that the best part of this structure is the interior garden. Again, so many people seem to go to Pisa only for the tower and miss out on so much more history. Inside there are crypts and even the floor contains remains of nobles and what appear to be religious figures. It's a quick stroll through. The exterior... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Camposanto is, again, surprisingly large but quiet and beautiful. Walking amongst the very old sarcophagi and epitaphs was very interesting as were the very old frescoes within. Again, well worth the visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canberra, Australia
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
51 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

A building with great history, being reconstructed slowly and carefully after the devastation of World War (photographs inside show the destruction). Do not miss the Chapel of the Relics, and remember that it is an active cemetary, thus deserves a good degree of respect.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Billinge, Lancashire
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
63 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

A fantastic place to visit. The workmanship of the stone masons is beyond belief! Worth spending at least half day here exploring the buildings and the museums. Get there early to beat the crowds, have a picnic breakfast or lunch on the green and drink in the atmosphere, splendour

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Camposanto also viewed

 
Pisa, Province of Pisa
 

Been to Camposanto? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Camposanto, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing