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Relics from many saints, at least one apostle, blood from Christ and part of the True Cross. I wish there were some explanations in English, instead of guessing what the Italian version really meant. Exploring underground rooms and crevasses revealed bone piles from indigent patients...More
We had not planned to visit this complex right after spending 2 hours in the Siena Cathedral but when we got out , it was raining ! Since the Complesso Museale is just in front of the Duomo , we just crossed the Piazza and...More
This place has beautiful art, frescoes and history going back to the 1400s and maybe earlier. I thought the older history and exhibits on the lower levels were the most interesting. It just took along time to get down there through this semi-confusing maze of...More
We went to the acropolis section of the "oespedale" to see the old, damaged frescoes and Etruscan tomb stuff. Both of these were memorable to us from our visit there in 2012. The museum in this area is interesting, because you literally go back in...More
The complex of Santa Maria della Scala, opposite the Duomo, served as a hospital for more than eight hundred years. It was, actually, one of the first examples of the “social abode”, the hospital not only for sick, but a caring facility for children, pilgrims...More
We loved this museum..it was an old hospital and is very surprisingly decorated. It's much larger and much more interesting than expected and is definitely worth a visit.
The price of admission includes an audio tour (which you can pick up in the garderobe/cloakroom area)....More
Visit this complex to see the wonderful frescoes that are situated in the Pellgrinaio. The building was established to provide shelter for pilgrims on the way to Rome. It is situated opposite the Duomo. The Ospedale also provided care for the sick and elderly, took...More
We were expecting a hospital museum but it is far more than that! There were your traditional works of art, relics of saints, crypts but very pleasingly there were a range of exhibits by very modern artists as well.
It is a lot larger than...More