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Museo delle Sinopie

Open today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Nothing worth the entry except the screening of the history of the tower

This museum is probably one of the most derelict places with nothing apart from a miniature model... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
RaktimRay
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Singapore, Singapore
Frescoes almost all faded away

Is a shame they let this beautiful frescoes always fade away. On the top floor you will be able to... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2019
Crispizzalover
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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Destined to remain concealed beneath the finished work, the precious “sinopia” is the only graphic work that we still have of the early masters, for drawings on paper or parchment that have survived from way back in the Middle Ages are extremely...more
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Piazza del Duomo, 56126, Pisa, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is probably one of the most derelict places with nothing apart from a miniature model of the piazza and some other artefacts. The second floor was closed for renovation. The only thing worth going in for is a screening of the history of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank RaktimRay
Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

Is a shame they let this beautiful frescoes always fade away. On the top floor you will be able to see them recovered and how stunning they used to be. You can pay 5 euros to see This museum or pay 8 euros and see...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Crispizzalover
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

Saw this opposite the Pisa tower thought would go have a look. Paid our 5 € and looked through the different areas and kind of found it a waste of our money . The only two things about it was the slight view through the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Brenton-Jolly
Reviewed December 17, 2018

This was the first place I visited when I arrived to see the tower. Seeing the initial drawings that eventually create the frescoes was very interesting. Be sure to see the Camposanto after visiting the Sinopie to really appreciate the artistry that has gone into...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mallen70
Reviewed October 18, 2018

Good place to start of your tour of the tower, duomo, "graves" and area around the leaning tower, worth a good visit. We walked back from the tower and the other things around there, we took a cab from the train station, it's about 2-3...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pepperjackm
Reviewed October 16, 2018

This museum is in the same building as the ticket office for the other sites. Unlike the leaning tower or cathedral, which seemed to have thousands of people milling about, we saw very few others in there. As one person commented, you need to know...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David H
Reviewed October 15, 2018

“Sinopia” was the first step of making a fresco, it is a drawing traced out on the first layer of plaster. It is named after the red pigment which is mixed with water to be applied by brush. This unique collection is as marvelous as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Borzov
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Words like breathtaking, extraordinary, spectacular spring to mind. The frescoes and tapastries, larger than a house, some of them, just magnificent. It’s hard to imagine the dedication and minutiae, the time the restorations must have taken. Some of the sculptures would rival any you could...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Christopher P
Reviewed August 28, 2018

To be completely honest, we visited here as it was included in the price of our multi-attraction ticket. For academics interested in frescoes, this would probably be a must-see! The place is well laid out and very clean, but I'm glad we left it until...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Geoff L
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Very informative museum about the development of frescos and how the restoration work is undertaken. Also some impressive etchings done on a much smaller scale. If you come here, suggest that you go to the camposanta first, as the restoration work will have more meaning...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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