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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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San Diego, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

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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61 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

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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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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135 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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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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New York City, New York
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190 reviews 190 reviews
78 attraction reviews
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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