The Charterhouse of Bologna.

We almost missed it. Just slightly off the beaten track. Huge and labyrinthine. We searched for the way in, while people on the inside looked for a way out. Once a Carthusian monastery. Now a cemetery. Colonnades. Cloisters. Loggias. Mausoleums and monuments. Marble, mosaic and wrought iron. Wealth and luxury. Art and beauty. Haunting, heart-stopping, jaw-dropping and even a tad horrifying. Our legs gave out way before the appeal of the place did.

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Practical Stuff.

See the European Cemeteries site for more information.




10 thoughts on “The Charterhouse of Bologna.

  1. Hi Nurul. That one is very famous (apparently). I think the woman was a well known singer. When you’re there, with so many fabulous statues, it almost becomes one of the many.


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