Not far from Vicopisano, at the foot of Monte Pisano, there is the small charming village of Calci, in a beautiful natural setting dotted with olive trees and chestnut woods. Calci is a collection of villages with an ancient history, but the main attraction is certainly the monumental complex of the Certosa of Calci, one of the most important monasteries of the Certosine order in Italy. Founded in 1366, the Certosa of Calci was deeply renovated in the seventeenth century and transformed with frescoes, marbles, etc. There's also a large courtyard where a Baroque church façade stands, along with many other rooms used as a sacristy, chapels, the prior’s apartment, the library, a pharmacy and more. Today a wing of the chartreuse houses the Museum of Natural History of the University of Pisa. Read about this wonderful place.