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Camposanto - Cemetary


The final monument of the stupendous and unique Pisen foursome is the Camposanto Monumentale, also known as the Camposanto Vecchio.

Begun during the second half of the 13th century, many famous architects have made their mark there, such as Giovanni Piseno and Tino di Camaiino, up to Lupo di Francesco who completed it in he 14th century. The greatest artists decorated the camposanto walls with frescoes. Francesco Traini, Buonamico Buffalmacco, with the seies of the Trionfo della Morte, Stefano a student of Giotto, Taddeo Gaddi, Antonio Veneziano with his Storie di san Ranieri, and Benozzo, nicknamed the Gozzoli, whose opera, composed of 26 enormous wall paintings constitutes the large pictorial fresco series of all time,depicts the Stories of the Old and New Testament.

A great number of Roman tombs of the classic era are visible all around the walkways. In front of the square is the Sinopie Museum, unique in the world. Holding the forst drawings, the basics outlines and the studies carried out by the great masters mentioned above,and the disciples who produced the frescos in the Camposanto seriousely damaged by the allied bombings in 1943.

Camposanto Monumentale

Address: Piazza del Duomo 147
Tel. 050560547
Fax. 050560505
e-mail: primaziale@sirius.pisa.it
Opening time: winter 9-16.30; spring 9-17.30; summer 8-19.30
Entrance: Payment I's possible to combine ticket for all monuments in Piazza del Duomo
Disabled access: no

Camposanto vecchio

Sights not to be missed in Pise

 

Piazza dei Miracoli:

» Il Duomo - The Cathedral

» Il Battistero - Baptistery

» Il Campanile della Torre Pendente - The Leaning Tower (belltower)

» Camposanto Monumentale - Cemetary

» Piazza dei Cavalieri

Museums in Pise

» Collezioni Egittologiche dell'Universita degli Studi di Pisa

» Collezioni Paletnologiche dell'Universita degli Studi di Pisa

» Domus Mazziniana

» Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe dell'Universita degli Studi di Pisa

» Museo Anatomico Veterinario

» Museo degli Strumenti per il calcolo

» Museo dell'Opera del Duomo

» Museo delle Sinopie

» Museo di Anatomia ed Istologia Patologica

» Museo di Anatomia Umana del Dipartimento di Morfologia Umana e Biologia Applicata

» Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Reale

» Museo Nazionale di San Matteo

» Orto Botanico e Museo Botanico

 

The coast of Pise

» Marina di Pise

» Tirrenia

» Park of San Rossore