The Certossa di Pavia is about 45 minutes south of Milan and is run by the Cisternian order (I believe) of monks. It has a beautiful cathedral and lovely grounds.
We do have a straight-on shot of the church, but as usual, it was in renovation so parts of it were covered, obscuring its impact.
The interiors are a soft gray with brilliant turquoise blues, brick-ish reds and golds.
The transept had companion artworks on each end, although different. However both were done in this brilliant turquoisey blue.
The first courtyard. We were being hustled out for their “pausa“–the Italian word for siesta.
The monks lived in solitary confinement in the old days, one monk to each of these little rooms, the food delivered through small doors. Of course, the tour was in Italian, so we didn’t get much of it.