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CiaoMilano .:. Certosa di Pavia
Closer to Pavia than to Milan - along a canal connecting the two towns - the building of this charterhouse began in 1386 by order of duke Gian Galeazzo Visconti. It was intended to be both a Carthusian monastery and a sepulchral church for the Viscontis.

The church of the Certosa (pronounce Tschar-toh-sah) has a unique ornate façade and beautiful works of art.

From inside the church you enter a small cloister, from which you pass into a much larger one, with its whole complex of cells as comfortable as was fitting for a religious order whose monks dedicated their life to study.

Pavia charterhouse

Village  South of Milan.
Less than 30 km from the city.
Take road 35 towards Pavia, along the Naviglio Pavese canal.

Point of Interest map

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Milan city tours
Double-deckers? A visit to the San Siro stadium? The Last Supper, otherwise very difficult to book?
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