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Museo Archeologico di Siena

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tinaNtravel wrote a review Dec 2019
San Jose, California1,306 contributions419 helpful votes
After walking down from Santa Maria Della Scala, if you enter the closest door on the left, where the workers sit in what looks like a ticket booth, you see two paths. The path on the left contains artifacts from Siena and the path on the right, National artifacts. The path to the right is rather short and you walk in and out the same way. The path on the left winds around with multiple rooms and paths. In one area you walk from one room to another through a curved walkway that appears to just be dug out like a cave. You also pass a section that I think may be bones that were partially dug out. You see old pottery and many other artifacts. The path winds around and comes out in a different area than where you came in. The place is quite large and I am sure I missed some rooms. There were very few tourists in Santa Maria della Scala and even fewer down in the Archeological Museum. I would have liked to have had more time to spend here.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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westy54 wrote a review Sep 2019
Sydney, Australia6,190 contributions810 helpful votes
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This museum is located in the tunnels which are on the lowest level of what is the labyrinth that is the Santa Maria della Scala complex. Entry is EUR 9-00 for adults but concessions are available as well as combination tickets to visit the Duomo and various other Duomo related attractions or the Museo Civico which make the entry price cheaper. There are a number of stairways within the Santa Maria della Scala complex but I did see a lift just not sure as to whether it went to all levels. The museum was started during the 1920's and 1930's and moved to Santa Maria della Scala in 1993. It was subsequently relocated to its present space in the tunnels in 2001. The many Etruscan and Roman artifacts are exceptionally well displayed in glass cases, or if larger items, along the corridors and walkways that join up the various tunnels that have been dug into the rock under the old hospital. The lighting is used to very good effect to highlight the exhibits which are divided into two main sections being those which have been donated from private collections and those which have been discovered in Siena and the surrounding regions. Well worth a look as part of a visit to Santa Maria della Scala.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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belleretraite wrote a review Jan 2019
Montreal, Canada7,977 contributions1,778 helpful votes
This is one of the three museums which make up the Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala . It is in the basement of the building and it makes use of modern ways to present the relicas and artifacts , Access is easy for people in wheel chairs and the staff is very helpful . An audio guide is available and in fact it is necessary to identify the origins of the huge number of archaeological digs !
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Jennifer L wrote a review Aug 2018
Canberra, Australia140 contributions37 helpful votes
One of the best museums I have seen. Interesting interactive displays set out in a beautiful building
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Date of experience: August 2018
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TulsaTravellgirl wrote a review Jun 2018
Owasso, Oklahoma22 contributions9 helpful votes
I liked learning more about the history and people of Siena, I would recommend this to anyone who likes history or just learning new things.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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