|Reclining Statue from Pisa's Camposanto|
On a first visit here, it was very easy to not pay attention to the long rectangular building on the far left. That was a mistake. On my 2nd visit, after more preparation and education, I had this building at the top of my list for Pisa. Pisa's Camposanto (cemetery) was the location for famous citizens to be buried. It also was painted with marvelous frescoes. Many of these were damaged during World War II.
You would think with ancient tombs and world-class frescoes, that would be enough for one location. However the Camposanto offers even more: ancient Roman sculptures and sarcophagi. These date from the first millennium and are quite spectacular. Simply by walking around the rectangular courtyard, one can enjoy artistic treasures from 15 centuries. Amazing. My favorite things were the incredible sculptures.
|Deceased nobleman of Pisa|
|Roman mourning in art|
|Camposanto inner garden, supposed filled with holy soil|
|"Inconsolable"is the name of this statue|
|Reclining Marble statue|
|Statue of deceased Pisa leader|