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Camposanto

Piazza dei Miracoli, 56100 Pisa, Italy
+39 050-560-547
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Ranked #6 of 53 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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Maidenhead
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45 helpful votes 45 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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52 helpful votes 52 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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16 helpful votes 16 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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19 helpful votes 19 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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New York City, New York
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

this was a surprise. the proportion of this building are quite impressive, the frescoes, the sarcophagi. the tombs under the marble floor. may be this is the most beautiful monument out of the complex

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Cardiff, Wales. U.K.
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My wife and I really appreciated the coolness and peacefulness of the Campo Santo. We visited twice during our recent holiday to enjoy the frescos, sculptures and sarcophagi whilst walking through the cloister-like layout of the Campo Santo. Don't miss visiting the small chapel which contains visible relics of the ancient saints.

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Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The atmosphere is very peaceful and it is very cool which is wonderful on a hot day. The paintings on the wall and amazing even though mosr have been damaged. Lots of impressive tombs.

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Penrith, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was worth visiting. The cloisters are beautiful and quiet. The frescos are beautiful too and we were able to watch an artist at work repairing a piece of the art work.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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

...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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