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Certosa di Pavia, Italy
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Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

We spent a wonderful afternoon strolling around this exceptionally beautiful monastery. We were very impressed with the majesty of the architecture, the art and the sculptures. There is a very peaceful Church with quiet cloisters and a museum exhibiting the plaster mounds of the incredible...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

One of the part of italy this beautiful church...it's very clean very simple and the history of this church it's very impressive

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Renji A
Reviewed December 30, 2015

Spent about an hour walking through some parts of it before we had lunch at nearby Locanda Vecchia Pavia Al Mulino. The monastery and Locanda restaurant combined make it a worthwhile trip from Milan. Wish I spent more time walking through the entire space.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Adam D
Reviewed November 11, 2015

There is nothing much else to do in the city, but cloister is nice and worth seeing. If you are driving with a car and have a chance do visit - do it!

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Madara S
Reviewed October 26, 2015

This cloister with church and two incredible beautiful cloister courts is a jewel. Unique pieces of art in perfect condition. Certosa di Pavia is located between Milano and Pavia near a small village (car needed) and worth a 2 hour visit. No admission fee, you...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Catharina50
Reviewed September 28, 2015

I share the excitement of other reviewers completely. Since we came by train I want to focus on the access of the monastery: Certosa de Pavia is on the Metro line from Milano to Pavia de Certosa is ONE station (1,80 EUR) from Pavia. Due...More

Date of experience: September 2015
8  Thank RudiS770
Reviewed September 26, 2015

Outstanding place. We were very impressed by the building, the huge richness of its art (paintings and sculptures) and its sheer size.

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed September 26, 2015

A visit to Certosa di Pavia should be the highlight of any trip to this beautiful historic city. We waited for a tour round the abbey from one of the Eritrean monks. He spoke slowly and clearly in mellifluous italian as he pointed out key...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank Mrs_N_of_Woking
Reviewed September 19, 2015

Try to visit this convent early morning as soon as the doors open, before the busses arrive. You can easily reach it from Milano, Genova or Padova by train, and it's a 10 minutes walk from the train station (coming from the train station there's...More

Date of experience: October 2014
4  Thank WimvanOostende
Reviewed September 15, 2015

the church is almost as beautifull as Duomo di Milano, there is also a little museum where one can discover the story of the place; for organised groups there is a guided tour by a nice monk / no charge,but donations are very wellcome :-)...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank daniela s
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October 14, 2017|
Response from JanC377 | Reviewed this property |
We drove from Monza . It's a bit way out so a car is useful . I'm sorry I don't know about public transport but the local train service in Italy is easy, cheap and efficient . If you check the website it tells you opening... More
Arlene L
August 30, 2016|
Response from Giulicri | Reviewed this property |
Tuesday the museum is closed, open only on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. In September the church and tour of the monastery are open: 9.00-11.30 am 2.30- 5.30 pm For information go on internet and check... More
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Certosa di Pavia - how to arrive? (1 Replies)
Looking for suggestions on how to get to the Certosa di Pavia? Train from Milan to Pavia, and then a bus? Bus directly from Milan? Thanks.
October 06, 2012|
Lynn B
Sydney, Australia
staying near Milan (1 Replies)
Reluctant to drive into Milan to stay for the four days we have near there, we thought to stay somewhere like Pavia and catch a train in to Milan. However, can't fine anything that fits our fancy and our budget in Pavia unless someone has some good recommendations. If we don't stay there, is it easy to access somewhere like the Navaglia area without having a heart attack from the traffic and find somewhere to garage the car so we don't have to drive around Milan. We hope to do the usual...More
October 12, 2008|
Response fromGM157|
You should consider Bergamo as a base for Milan, pavia is very nice although quite small so more than a day might be too much. I can't recall any large hotels in pavia, bergamo certainly wins with it's selection of hotels
York, United Kingdom
Cremona or Monza (0 Replies)
I'm travelling to Italy in August and will be visiting the Certosa di Pavia, and Pavia itself... I had then hoped to travel to Monza to see the Duomo, but I believe it is currently covered, so that the Facade cannot be seen.... So, instead, I'm thinking of going to Cremona... Any comments on which is better of the two - Cremona or Monza ? I'm still undecided :-( Much obliged....
June 05, 2018|