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Certosa di Pavia: Charterhouse of Pavia

Situated in Lombardy, northern Italy, the Certosa di Pavia is one of the largest monasteries in Italy. The Certosa was built between 1396 and 1495 and was once located on the border of a large hunting park belonging to the Visconti family of Milan, of which today only scattered parts remain. Galeazzo II Visconti (the Duke of Milan at the time) commissioned the Certosa as the family mausoleum. The Certosa was intended to resemble Milan’s cathedral and the same architects and craftsmen were involved in the construction process.

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Certosa di Pavia: Charterhouse of Pavia
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