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.
Address: Piazza del Duomo 147
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
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