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Certosa di Pavia

Certosa di Pavia, Italy
+39 0382 925613
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Marvellous!

I could complain about the freezing temperature inside the Certosa, or about the terrible lighting... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
sosthen
Very nice! No entry fee

Very nice place. Also good for an afternoon trip out of milan. The church has also a guide which... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
Steven M
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Milan, Italy
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“train station” (7 reviews)
“guided tour” (6 reviews)
“minute walk” (3 reviews)
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Certosa di Pavia, Italy
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+39 0382 925613
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Reviewed 21 January 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...More

1  Thank sosthen
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Very nice place. Also good for an afternoon trip out of milan. The church has also a guide which brings the groups arround every 30 minutes. Its a pitty than only in itlaian languages... Anyhow you can see how the pristers lived some hundered years...More

1  Thank Steven M
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Worth visiting! Very nice monestery Close to Pavia. Beautiful Church and nice surroundings. We were there in november and it was empty.

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

In a remote area of Pavia sits this most extraordinary remnant of the Sforza/Visconti dynasties. Unlike most monasteries of the Carthusians, the elegance, size and decoration of this building seems so out of place....but it was primarily intended as a monument to the ruling family...More

1  Thank Rcdown78
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

We visited after such positive reviews and weren't disappointed. Drove from Monza and it was relatively easy to find and parking easy (4 Euro). Didn't have to pay to go in and there seemed to be no tours but we were happy with that ....More

1  Thank JanC377
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Certosa di Pavia is architectural gem. Best way to get there is a car. Inside is a tomb of Visconti and Sforza families. Beautiful work of art.

1  Thank Mark D
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

This is a most wonderful monastery - Lombard architecture at its best. The facade is beautifully decorated and very ornate. The interior is gothic with beautiful works of art. This is a site you should not miss if you are in Milano or Pavia and...More

1  Thank Yona S
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

Either a short train ride or bus ride from the center of Pavia , La Certosa is a beautiful complex containing the tombs of Il Moro and Beatrice d'Este along with other members of the Visconti/Sforza family. In the church a guided tour is led...More

2  Thank Tracy E
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

It is easy to reach Certosa di Pavia by train. There's a Trenord train from Milan (we took it from Porta Garibaldi, but it has other stops in Milan). Get off at the eponymous stop (it's the second-to-last stop on the line), walk through the...More

6  Thank FactotumDellaCitta
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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

On our way to Milano , in Pavia, hide a beautifull place to visit.A huge church, with a big monastery. We came exactly in time 1430 and we were lucky to join the guided tour with one of the monks. It is interesting place ,...More

2  Thank ora399
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petertomkins45
14 October 2017|
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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
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Arlene L
30 August 2016|
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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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