Feb 20, 2009

Pisa: Camposanto Monumentale

= Monumental Cemetery

It's the long building next to the Cathedral at Pisa. Despite the name, it doesn't look like the usual hole-in-the-ground cemetery. It's the posh version full of artworks.

Here's the view from the inside of the cemetery. Notice the ornate decorations of the glassless windows. The tombs are those curvy marble coffins lining the side walls.

A close up of one of those. Very intricate patterns carved on the marble.

I assumed the fancier ones, with statues and frescoes, might belong to richer or more important people.

I particularly love this view.

Pity I didn't get the chance to explore the Museo Dell'Opera (Museum of Opera) and Museo Delle Sinopie (Museum of Sinopia) that are also in the area.

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