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Address: Piazza Giovanni XXIII, Pistoia, Italy

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The ceramics

Now until the end of August, the beautiful frieze on the front of the old hospital is being restored. It is possible to have a tour with a guide and walk up beside the wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Now until the end of August, the beautiful frieze on the front of the old hospital is being restored. It is possible to have a tour with a guide and walk up beside the wonderful 15 century panels. Do not miss this if you have the chance. It is spectacular, historic and very interesting

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Andover, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

with the right guide this could be interesting sadly our guide seemed bored and did not bring this underground hospital alive. She had all the dates but didnt really tell us much apart from when the creek was diverted and the dates when the walls were built. The interesting bit was the very old anatomy builing very small and beautifully... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you visit Pistoia, you should certainly take a visit to the hospital ! You can visit the smallest amphiteater in the world and the underground gallery.

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Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The anatomical teater is Nice. Also seeing a modern - recently closed - hospital behind the famous old facade. But the newly excavated tunnel/ underground river was set up very nicely.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 439 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Billed as a 'subterranean' experience thus tour turned out to be h highlight of our holiday. We didn't know what to expect but it's a guided walk along a former river course that was covered over as the medieval hospital gradually expanded over the next 600 years. You are only about 3 metres underground but it's fascinating! We were the... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Most attractions are churches and homes, but this is a hospital that still seems very real if scary in its rudimentary understanding of medicine. The interior art work will cause you to catch your breath in its realism. Fortunately, just outside on the square is a restaurant with good pasta and better wine. Try to go to Pistoia on market... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

This is a must-see when visiting Pistoia. The tour takes you underneath the hospital to various archaeological excavations which show the different phases of the development of the city and then on into the historic parts of the hospital, including the lavishly decorated anatomical theatre (the smallest in the world apparently!), and a display of old surgical instruments. We were... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

The most important building in Pistoia. Il Ceppo is the first hospital in Italy and the decorations are wonderful. Definitely to be visited.

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Amazing architecture - do visit for sure in case you are visiting this area. The whole building has works belonging to different centuries. Some parts are decorated with beautiful ceramic tiles making the facade very attractive.

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tucson, az
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

I have never seen anything like it. We most especially liked the hospital and the old surgical instruments they used.

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Address: Address: Piazza Giovanni XXIII, Pistoia, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pistoia  >  Pistoia

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