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Pisa, Italy

Camposanto Monumentale

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Cost: $5.91 USD (5.00 EUR)

A Cemetery Unlike Any Other

Located on the Piazza dei Miracoli ("Field of Miracles"), along with the Cathedral of Pisa and the Leaning Tower, the Camposanto Monumentale is a beautiful building that combines chapels, graves and ancient art. The construction of the building began in 1277, located on the site of a shipload of soil from Golgotha, brought to Pisa during the Fourth Crusade. Roman sarcophagi, as well as Roman and Etruscan sculptures, were gathered from around the city and relocated. During its three centuries of construction, the "Cemetery of Monuments" was also decorated with frescoes. Unfortunately, an Allied bombing raid in 1944 started a fire which destroyed much of the roof, but ongoing restoration programs have relocated the surviving frescoes to a nearby museum, while reconstruction of the roof has returned the building to its original appearance.

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