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We had a few hours left and we were told to have a look at the monastery. Very good advice as it is a magnificent building. We had the guided tour, Italian only though, but luckily my wife speaks Italian. Worthwhile a detour.
We have been in the area many times before, and until a guidebook suggested a visit, we had no idea it was there. We did the Monastery only, the guided tour in Italian (no English tours that day, and nothing to say that they are...More
You can see this amazing building from almost everywhere around Calci. Unfortunately you can't see the building without paying to go into the museum, but it's worth it.
The museum is a strange mixture of the very traditional and the very modern. There are minerals,...More
A very interesting visit in the Pisa countryside. There are many things that you can visit: the charterhouse itself, the natural history museum. My favorite part was the freshwater aquarium: it is the biggest in Italy and it really deserves a visit!
It was by pure chance we visited the museum, only because we decided to stay in Calci in order to not stay overnight in Pisa. We noticed the grand front to the monestry at the top of the hill only 1000 meters from our lovely...More
Tour through the monastery only in guided groups, we were lucky to understand sufficient Italian (no English or German was offered when we were there). Tours start at :30, ours took 1,5 h - a little too long for us who could not follow all...More
We visited here by bus to Calci from Pisa,then a 15 minute pleasant country walk to the site which is stunning. The museum is set in a monastic complex and the old Carthusian monastery can also be visited,though we just visited the museum.
We visited here with young children and older grandparents. Used to b a monastery, very interesting facade now home to a small aquarium and dinosaur exhibition. Personally found the aquarium section a little disappointing, I've seen more Koi carp at my local garden centre. But...More
This is an amazing former monastery which is definitely worth visiting. We took the bus from Pisa. No English translations, but fascinating to see anyway. Hardly anyone there. Visits hourly at half past the hour.
This place is well worth the visit, our guide Massimo Lenzi was so informative - brought the whole place alive for us, the paintings and fresco's were in amazing condition, the flooring incredible. if you are in the area go in, we were taken there...More