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Camposanto Monumentale courtyard
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Places of worship

Camposanto Monumentale

The Monumental Cemetery in Pisa is home to a fascinating collection

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It's on the northern side of Piazza dei Miracoli and it belongs to one of the 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Tuscany. The building process of the Camposanto Monumentale started in the year 1278 by Giovanni di Simone. Today, it is home to an extraordinary cycle of fourteenth and fifteenth century frescoes by Taddeo Gaddi, Andrea Bonaiuti, the Maestro del Trionfo della Morte and Benozzo Gozzoli. Sadly, these frescoes were seriously damaged during the Second World War. After careful restoration work, visitors can now enjoy these precious examples of Medieval and Early Renaissance art adorning the walls of the monumental buildings in the Camposanto. This special setting is the perfect place to set off the full splendour of this beautiful cycle of frescoes.
Camposanto Monumentale
Camposanto Monumentale - Credit: Bernd Thaller
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