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Address: Piazza Giovanni XXIII, Pistoia, Italy
Phone Number: 0573368023
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Over the "Fregio Robbiano".

An interesting, and one of kind, museum of "Surgical Instrument" is located in Old Building of Ceppo. Also is it possible to visit the "Dissection Hall", recently restored. Two... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
ROBERTO Z
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Pistoia, Italy
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Pistoia, Italy
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

An interesting, and one of kind, museum of "Surgical Instrument" is located in Old Building of Ceppo. Also is it possible to visit the "Dissection Hall", recently restored. Two beatiful hidden jewels of Pistoia.

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Bucharest, Romania
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66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

i had the chance to visit the frieze with a guided tour up on the scaffolding of the restoration work.... it's an impersonation of the entire society of italian renaisance period... it's extremely interesting to here the interpretation of the historians, as we don't know the meaning of those illustrations...

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

It was an fantastic opportunity, to visit the scaffolding on the building and get up close and personal with the frieze. We got a personal tour for 45 minutes. Absolutely amazing!

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Barga, Italy
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285 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

we were able to look at this Fregio Robbiano, a 30 m long haut-relief, painted, baked (it's a terracotta) and glazed 500 years ago. It represents scenes related to the "sette opere di misericordia", in colour, "grandeur nature". it's at the same time a sculpture and a painting. Grandiose! Doesn't have that static feeling of idealized Madonnas, it's a realistic... More 

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Utica, New York
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589 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 418 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

You can see Della Robbia terracottas in several places in Pistoia, as well as in Florence. The Ospedale offers some of the most interesting. They are particularly interesting right now, in fact, because there is scaffolding from which you can get up close and personal. Don't miss it when you are at the piazza.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
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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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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