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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Beautiful functioning monastery. the facade of the church is breathtaking. Inside is majestic although not much is left of the frescoes and decoration. The chapels are unlit so it is impossible to see much. The small cloister which has frescoes (?) is closed for restoration. The large cloister is sublime but not much to see. Museum has some interesting plaster casts and some paintings upstairs. There is a core group of good paintings and the rest are similar to what you see all over Italy.
There is almost no information. There is/used to be a guided tour by monks but none in evidence. Men are not supposed to wear shorts but everyone did.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Simon N
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Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Very dirty village , extremely rude not friendly people there, avoid avoid, the all village sucks , not services , poor choise of cafes and restaurant, the people was extremely rude, no taxi service , no banks , don't go there

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Vincent D
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Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

I studied at labia and of course, I visited the Cartesian of labia. A wonder in the country that evokes ancient echoes and the energy is still present. Paris is an elegant medieval city with pictoresque small side street and an important university. Site of the battle of labia, the city shows its castle with the north wall destroyed by the Spaniard artilleries. Francis of anjou lost the battle and held prisoner. Other places are st. Michael's cathedral were the iron crown, according to the legend, was made from a nail that held Jesus on the cross. The roofed bridge and the university palace themselves are among other monuments. Piazza della Victoria with the ancient Broletto palace and the romanic Duomo are a must to see.dont forget to dine and taste the wines from oltrepo' pavese.
Labia was a ghibellin city , always in contrast with the guelph Milan.it was the capital of the Longobard reign and now days a major cultural center.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank gladiator428
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Reviewed May 23, 2018

The Certosa is breath taking, as many others described before. The tower and the outside is being renovated at the moment, so you cannot go around the church right now. The main facade is free of scaffolding, so nothing to worry about. Inside the church it is forbidden to take photographs (like in other monasteries they want to make money by you buying their postcards, e.g. Assisi). It is though only placed with signs in front of the main altar (it is written down in small print at the entrance door, which I and many others seem to have missed). You also see many photos on tripadvisor, so seems it is rather the rule that people miss it. The guards yelled at almost everyone, since many did not read the sentence early enough. They even threatened to call the police on people, or made a couple leave since her T-shirt didn't cover her shoulders. From a church i would have expected a more welcoming behaviour, but seems that is not really a thing in this place.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Matthias W
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

I could complain about the freezing temperature inside the Certosa, or about the terrible lighting inside, or that it is so badly organised...but the Certosa is so wonderful, so beautiful that one can forget about all that. The refinement of the decorations, the sheer amount of decorations, the rich history, so many things that make the Certosa unique and worth a detour. I will go again this spring.

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank sosthen
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