Certosa di Calci

Certosa di CalciHeld in the warm embrace of olive groves, in an unspoilt corner of the hills of Pisa, is the very suggestive monastery of the Carthusian monks of Calci.

It was built in the 14th century by the followers of the order of San Bruno and it later became one of the most important and wealthiest monasteries in Tuscany. The interior was completely renovated and decorated with works by important 18th century artists. Its Baroque frescoes are still among the most important in Tuscany. It is today one of the most interesting national museums (admission fee)

Meeting with the guide and visit to:
Chiesa della Certosa, church with its Baroque frescoes
The cloister
A cell
The refectory
The old pharmacy
The grand-ducal guest room, with furnishing of the 18th century

We recommend a visit to the 12th century Romanesque Pieve (church)