Carthusian Monastery of Pavia

Inside the monastery we travel from the Gothic time to the Renaissance to the Baroque in a fascinating landscape dominated by the silence.
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Visit to the Carthusian Monastery of Pavia

The Carthusian Monastery of Pavia: one of the most visited monuments in Lombardy, not to be missed! It was built by the Dukes Visconti at the end of the 14th century as a sort of family mausoleum and it was completed a century later by the Sforza dynasty, the dukes for whom Leonardo da Vinci came to work to Milan. Our guided tour shows a unique place, in a fascinating landscape.

The guide will introduce you to the history and curiosities of the monastery through the courtyard from which we can stand in front of the famous decorated facade. Inside the church we will admire the amazing Renaissance frescoes then in the choir we will be surrounded by the spectacular inlaid wooden stalls. The two impressive terracotta cloisters are not to be missed before entering the ancient refectory and end with the suggestive visit of one of the cells of the monks.

Possibility to visit the Museo della Certosa. Tickets: no entrance ticket is provided but an offer is made to the monk at the end of the visit Where it is: 7 km north of Pavia, recommended private transport, otherwise possibility of public bus/train service from Pavia/Milan

Timetables

Estate: (fino al 30 settembre) mar/dom 09 - 11,30 e 14,30 - 18,00.
Inverno: mar/dom 09 - 11,30 e 14,30 - 17,00.

Monday closed.

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