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Museo delle Sinopie

Piazza del Duomo, 20126 Pisa, Italy
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Ranked #37 of 53 Attractions in Pisa
Type: History Museums
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Chapeltown, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I have been here before: One day I hope to go again. There are two informative audio-visual exhibits on the ground floor as others have commented, helpful for anyone who wants to know more about the leaning tower and other buildings. However, the sinope are the real stars. Frescoes I can take or leave, often over-worked, over-restored but to see... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The fresco sketches in this interesting museum aren't immediately impressive but give them some time and concentration and they will reward your attention. They give a behind the scenes look into the way Medieval and Renaissance masters composed their frescoes, sometimes with painstaking detail, sometimes with a spontaneous boldness of line and a few inspired squiggles. Don't rush them! I'd... More

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Conception Bay South, Newfoundland, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

After visiting the tower and the cathedral, we wanted to visit the museum, when asking the desk clerk about what admission to the museum covered (I wasn't sure how many galleries there were) she was exceptionally rude and patronizing due to my poor italian. The modern art exhibit is really interesting and quite cool, if you can get past the... More

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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81 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

Vinnyandbabs below saw much more than we did. My wife's feet were hurting so we did not go upstairs; perhaps the good bits were up there but the ground floor was boring unless you are specifically interested in restoration of frescoes. But it only costs one extra euro.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The exhibition here is much less than its vibrant neighbour sites, so do not expect the same awe factor. However, having visited the Camposanto before (which I truly recommend!), I appreciated the synopie much more, and the history of how they were unearthed. I still would have taken the short visit here.

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Naples, Florida
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56 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This museum would have been worth the stop, the entry fee, and 5 stars just for the film on the Leaning Tower and all the efforts (well conceived and ill conceived) to save it. In addition, the exhibit of real frescoes demonstrating in great detail how they were made will help you appreciate all that you see on your tour... More

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

You have to enter here anyway to find the ticket office for the tower and/or baptistery. But don't think the museum has more to offer: it is just stones with vanished paintings. I felt puzzled. What was this all about? No, save your money for something else. Or for a pizza or a souvenir.

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

You have paid for you 9 Euro ticket and this is one of the attractions. It was interesting to see the sketches of the frescoes but if I had to miss out one of the four buildings it would be this! Right at the top though I did like the costumes that show what the people were wearing in the... More

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Thank goodness We left this utter uninteresting dullness until last, otherwise we might have not bothered to see some of the other fantastic parts of the combined ticket combo. Literally in here for 6 mins nothing of any interest even the clothing was mock ups of what they thought it would have been like after copying it from the art... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I found this museum to be just awful. Maybe I was just tired, but I went to art school and fancy I have a fairly decent grasp of art history and a higher than normal patience for contemplating difficult work. This seemed to me just to be a storage space for ruined frescoes. Maybe with some careful curatorial structuring it... More

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