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“Lovely peaceful atmospheric place.”
Review of Certosa di Pavia

Certosa di Pavia
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Dating from 1396 & built by the Viscontis this is a real gem. Set on the Lombardy plain out on its own it presents a lovely aspect as one approaches it up a corridor of trees and then through an impressive entrance gate.
The courtyard is just the right size to set off the facade and the interior is quite special with a number of chapels & refectory. The cloisters are really something and once housed around thirty monks called Certosi. Their living accommodation can be visited. Today there are only seven who live ouside the monastery and provide guided tours for the public; we joined one of these... well worth it!
The architecture seems just right and the colouring of the stone, parapets and eaves are quite something.
A really nice & different day out from the bustle of Milan.

Thank antipodesLondon
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

Layers of history make this Certosa (a large monastry) a very interesting place to visit, not on the main tourist routes, but well worth a diversion from Milano, some 40km away. The cloister is really beautiful.

Thank Carlo P
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

The monastery site is worth visiting. It is bigger and more known than the nearby Morimondo. Architecture-wise a gem, a bit harder to get by for a tourist. There are no free parking places nearby and there is only one place to eat in case you want to stop for a lunch.

If one can live with that, a nice abbey gem.

Thank Wolszczak
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

From teh intricately carved facade to the well groomed inner/patio garden - all in good taste.
A must if in the area.

Thank Alex-gad
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

I only wish all churches could offer hourly tours like la Cartosa. Beautiful church and grounds.

Thank calinmilan
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