Certosa di Pavia
27012 Certosa di Pavia PV, Italy
About Certosa di Pavia
The Certosa di Pavia Gra-Car is a historical monumental complex that includes a monastery and a sanctuary. It is located in the municipality of the same name of Certosa di Pavia, a town about eight kilometers north of the provincial capital. Built at the end of the 14th century at the behest of Gian Galeazzo Visconti, lord of Milan.
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