Certosa di Pavia is the name of a famous monastery complex in Lombardy, Italy, situated near a small town (in Province of Pavia) with the same name.
Certosa is the Italian name for Charterhouse, which relates to the cloistered monastic order. The late medieval (northern Italian gothic) Certosa of Pavia is famous for a highly decorated facade and church interior.
This guide covers the Pavia Charterhouse and the city of Pavia.
There are extensive descriptions and photos of the attractions.
It also has listings of many reviews for the best-recommended restaurants that are within walking distance from the Certosa and Downtown Pavia.