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Camposanto Pisa Reviews

Vipin Vipin
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Fragile frescoes and beautiful tombs Apr 22, 2011
The Camposanto is virtually next door to the leaning tower of Pisa and was created in the thirteenth century to serve as a cemetery. I’m not sure how holy the sight was regarded as or how sacred the burials were meant to be here, but the place was used as the site to ship loads of holy soil from the mount where Christ’s crucifixion took place. The cemetery is rather beautiful and it was a shame that much of it was damaged during the second world war, when the allies ensured the destruction of the wooden roof and the melting of the lead panels. Though many of the frescoes were damaged in the process, some of them are preserved in a more fragile state under a secure roofed section. Apart from the damaged frescoes, the sight is great to see quirky tomb covers on the floor.

If you visit this place, you can pay for the admission price as part of a reduced fee providing you are also visiting some of the other sights nearby (including the leaning tower) for a reduced price. The booking office nearby will have full and clear details of the various group bookings and prices available.
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Andy99 says:
Great work on documenting the frescoes, Vipin!
Posted on: Jul 07, 2011
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