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Certosa di Pisa

Listed under Museums in Leghorn, Italy.

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This Museum of Natural History building used to be a Carthusian monastery dating from the 14th Century. It's only been used as a museum since 1981 when the University of Pisa moved their collection in, but the collection itself dates from the 16th Century and includes some impressively sized marine skeletons as well as local treasures.

As well as the architecture, pre museum this building was also famed for its fresco of the Last Supper by Bernardino Poccetti.

Written by  Emilie Stokes.

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