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Cimitero della Certosa

Via Borso d'Este 50, Ferrara, Italy
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Ranked #13 of 49 Attractions in Ferrara
Type: Cemeteries
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London
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The peace and beauty of this place (including the gardens and green spaces) is breathtaking. The architecture (by Rosetti) is so well proportioned and harmonious that it lifts the spirit. We went there on bicycles and had the place to ourselves. Only downside was that the church was closed so we couldn't see the art inside

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Nonantola, Italy
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We appreciate the atmosphere and the garden. 15min by walk from the castle. If you are visiting Ferrara, I suggest to recover for half an hour here, then continue to visit this nice city.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The outside of the Certosa is anot as elaborate as the Certosa in Milan. The church as being cleaned so the inside was stripped bare for cleaning. We went to the cemetery because distant family member is buried there. Out side is very pleasant

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Oslo
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We ended up here by chance, and what a surprise! This place is totally worth a visit. We were there on a sunday afternoon in july, Ferrara was almost empty and somehow magic.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Probably worth a visit, but personally I felt rather overwhelmed. Many of the Ferrarese lived quite long lives, including one lady of 104. It was a shame that the Certosa itself was not open, due to possible earthquake damage.

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Wellington
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

This was a lovely, quiet place to visit and walk around, listen to the birds and see places were whole generations of Italians are buried and remembered. Wide open spaces, many cloisters, some still closed when we visited.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Saw this from the air from a hotair balloon ride and had to go see what it looked like from the ground. Whole family historys here and, although the cloisters were closed due to recent earthquake activity, it was so interesting and not a bit macabre looking at the way the Italians revere their forebears.

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tyne and wear united kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

It looks great but the cloisters are closed off after the earthquake so you have plenty to see but not as much access to a chronological timeline as I would have liked.

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