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Certosa di Pavia, Italy
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Reviewed June 30, 2015

We visited on the way in to Milan. Easy to find. We didn't have time but don't miss center of Pavia itself. The monastery and church are very beautiful. The décor, paintings, and architecture are really spectacular. We loved the cloisters and accompanying gardens. Don't...More

1  Thank beentheretooo
Reviewed June 23, 2015

Certosa in Pavia is one of the most beautiful churchs I have ever visited. It is close to Milano and you can visit in a day.

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Reviewed June 2, 2015

Enjoyed visiting here while passing on way to Piedmonte. Glad we stopped off and worth a look. The Monastery is an impressive building. They do guided tours but we just did our own thing. The grounds and gardens are very nice and there is also...More

Thank Tilly188113
Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

This is a flamboyant building created over around 200 years and so in a variety of styles. It's well worth visiting but you have to take a guided tour which is only in Italian. It's a day trip for the folks in Milan and on...More

1  Thank ActiveRetiree64
Reviewed May 13, 2015

The Certosa is a relatively little-known destination but it is truly worth the visit. It is one of the largest monastery complexes in Italy and belongs to the Carthusian order. Built in the 15th century, the church's architecture is staggering for its size, grandeur and...More

3  Thank Leith57
Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Better not miss the tour guided by the priest (in Italian though) as the back doors open for you to check out the rooms of secluded monks. Very impressive. Of course the priest is very happy to receive a little something (or more) at the...More

Thank riccjul
Reviewed March 20, 2015

Not actually in Pavia, it's a little tricky to get to. But it's definitely well worth it. From the immaculately decorated church to the large cloisters and attached museum, definitely check it out if you have the time. Not a square inch of the interior...More

Thank Brandon C
Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

The view of this church is amazing. It is a stunning monument. The staff inside toy though were horribly rude and not helpful or willing to answer our questions for info politely. Very disappointing but the place is well worth a visit. Shame no pics...More

1  Thank ariannadp
Reviewed October 12, 2014

We got the train from Milan there and back in a day. The trip isn't very long - about 30 minutes each way. Don't plan to arrive between 11.30am and 2.30pm - it closes over lunch. Once in Pavia we got a cab from the...More

5  Thank Belgo96
Reviewed October 6, 2014

Unless you have a car, the least difficult way to get to Certosa di Pavia from Milan is by suburban train #S13 which goes about twice an hour from the Bovisa train station to the town of Pavia. Forget about taking the bus from Famagosta...More

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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