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 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 through different eras, in a fascinating landscape dominated by silence. The Carthusian complex includes several buildings which are still inhabited by some Cistercian monks.

The guide will introduce you to the history and curiosities of the monastery through the courtyard from which you can admire the famous decorated facade, the result of the work of several Lombard Renaissance sculptors and then go inside the church discovering the most interesting frescoes including those of Bergognone, continue in the choir with the spectacular inlaid wooden stalls to then go out and walk among the terracotta decorations of the two cloisters, enter the refectory once used by the Carthusian monks and end with the suggestive visit of one of the 24 cells of the monks.

We can offer a guided tour of the parts that does not explain the monk and therefore: courtyard, facade of the Palazzo Ducale, facade of the church with reliefs, aisles of the church with chapels. Duration of the visit with us: about 1½ hours. Continuation of the rest of the visit with the monk (about 1 hour). Possibility of visiting the Museo della Certosa. Ticket: 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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