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Camposanto

Piazza dei Miracoli, 56100 Pisa, Italy
+39 050-560-547
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Ranked #9 of 52 Attractions in Pisa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Visited on the recommendations and to get away from the crowd. Lovely and quite, and interesting to see where the frescos had been restored. A nice escape but Nit worth a special trip though

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

...with all the architectural gems on Piazza dei Miracoli! But Camposanto is an absolute must-see. Almost entirely destroyed in World War II it is almost completely reconstructed and renovated. Interesting frescos and statues surround a peaceful garden. Visit this site and escape tourist masses....

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Needham, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Very quiet and peaceful, the Camposanto is a special escape from the crowds in the Piazza dei Miracoli. I have been twice, years apart, and both times there were very few tourists roaming the huge halls of the impressive building. Much of the building was damaged during the Second World War, but they have done a fantastic restoration, and are... More

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Don't miss this gem! Peaceful, with beautiful frescos and statues set around a garden. It's also a good place to shelter from the sun when it is hot outside!

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Belford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Well away from the crowds surrounding the tower, this is a peaceful, thought-invoking site. Unfortunately, much of it was destroyed by Allied bombs in WW2, and the video on show in the building adds to the atmosphere. In my view it is by far the best of the buildings here.

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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.

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Carmichael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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

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Munich, Germany
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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.

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Sydney, Australia
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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.

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Los Altos, CA
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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.

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