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A unique monastery in Italy: tour of the Certosa di Pavia

Availability: Saturday and Sunday at 9.30
Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes
Language: English, French, German
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • Discover one of the masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance: the Certosa di Pavia
  • Admire the starry vaults and marble facade
  • Listen to the stories of the construction of this monastery
  • Learn about the power and prestige of the families Visconti and Sforza
What to expect

La Certosa is without doubt one of the masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance. Built at the end of the fourteenth century as a family mausoleum, it has seen working on its building hundreds of sculptors, painters and many great wood carvers. Look at the stunning façade made entirely of marble and decorated with hundreds of details, including statues in the dome, high-reliefs and bas-reliefs, as well as a deep spirituality that you breathe inside the church.
The starry vaults painted with the blue of precious lapis lazuli, funny trompel'oeil with Carthusian monks overlooking to see who walks in the church, the altar and canceled Baroque: everything evokes the power and prestige of the families Visconti and Sforza, under which the work was made .

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What's included
  • A private guide of the Certosa and its surrounding territory
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Child (4-18 years old): reduced

Meeting point:

Main entrance of the Certosa

What to remember

Being a sacred monument, the entrance to the Certosa is not allowed to those who wear shorts or tank tops. Also inside it is always colder than the outside temperature: if you are sensitive to the cold, bring a sweater! No photos are allowed throughout the path of the Monument (both in the inside as well as the outside).

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Saturday and Sunday at 9.30

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