The small cloister is one of the most beautiful place of the Certosa. In the middle it has got a nice garden. The small cloister was the heart of the monks comunity and it connected the church with the other rooms of the monastery. From this cloister you can see a interesting view of the left side of the church. The statues on the pillars of the...more
In the south apse you can see the nice tomb of Gian Galeazzo Visconti with angels and the Mary. The tomb is a work of Giovanni Cristoforo Romano and Benedetto Briosco and it was built between 1494 and 1497.Near the tomb there is a fresco made by Bergognone with Gian Galeazzo Visconti who show to the Mary the model of the Certosa made between 1490...more
In the north apse of the church you can see the tomb of Ludovico Sforza (1452 -1508) and his wife Beatrice d'Este. This monument was made by Cristoforo Solari in 1564. In front of the tomb there is a fresco made by Bergognone with the Incoranation of Mary between Francesco Sforza and Ludovico il Moro.more
Just outside the charterhouse there is a pic-nic area with a bar where you can buy sandwiches or piadine with ham, salami (including the typical goose salami, which I didn't try), bacon, cheese and more. In addition, this bar also sells souvenirs, photo films, books about the charterhouse and more.
Favorite Dish: My parents and I ate a sandwich with raw ham (3.50 euro each), then I also ate a piadina with spinach and cheese (4 euro). I liked them. My parents had a coffee for 0.90 euro.
I think the best option to visit Certosa di Pavia is via Pavia. Take a train from Milano Centrale to Pavia (about 2.50 €). Visit first Pavia and then take a bus from the bus station to Certosa di Pavia.It costs 1.35€ one way. The MILANO buses departure every 30 minutes from the platform 1 or 2. If in doubt, ask the driver whether he actually passes...more
When you arrive to Certosa di Pavia by car, you have to park it at the Certosa parking, located very close to the chartreuse. The parking costs 2.50 euro for cars or motorcycles, 4 euro for campers, 10 for buses. Don't try to avoid the parking-keeper! The money is used to maintain the church.more
Fondest memory: This paper hangs in the bar where my parents and I had lunch after visiting the charterhouse. The inscription is a quip that says: "Better keeping silent and give the impression of being stupid rather than opening your mouth and taking any doubt away!"