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Certosa di Pavia, Italy
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Reviewed August 4, 2018

Excellent! Its taking a walk in the past. But check the day you are going as this place is closed on Mondays.

1  Thank MaluBernas
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

This is something of a hidden gem. Impressive alley leading to a stupendous Abbey. Really worthwhile a visit. Big parking, paid. Visit itself is for free. This includes the inner courtyard, church and museum. There is also a nice shops with teas and liquors, honey....More

1  Thank delagioventu
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....More

1  Thank Simon N
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

2  Thank Vincent D
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...More

1  Thank gladiator428
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...More

Thank Matthias W
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...More

2  Thank sosthen
Reviewed November 16, 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

2  Thank Steven M
Reviewed November 10, 2017

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

2  Thank patweis
Reviewed October 30, 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

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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