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Address: Piazza Giovanni XXIII, Pistoia, Italy
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A Bite of Pistoia Small Group Tour with an Authentic Italian Brunch
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Grab a local guide before you visit to read about what each colourful fresco means

We didn't visit the inside but the frescoes over the arches were interesting to view with the aid of a local tourist guide. Without the guide we may not have understood the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
scottlockey
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Canberra, Australia

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't visit the inside but the frescoes over the arches were interesting to view with the aid of a local tourist guide. Without the guide we may not have understood the stories of each panel.

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Pistoia, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

This is a must-see destination when visiting Pistoia. The medical school here during the Renaissance was world-famous and the scalpel was invented here...

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San Gwann, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Unfortunately I could not enter inside the Ospidale and the Pistoia Sotteranea was fully booked, but seeing the perfect architectural composition of the facade was enough to make the visit worth it. The cherry on the cake is the marvelous ceramic freeze on the facade - something spectacular that you do not see anywhere, not even in Florence. So make... More 

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Benitachell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

For art lovers the facade with equisite paintings is worth a few minutes to admire. Pistoia Sotteranea tours commence in this building as well - which we didn´t explore.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

For 9 euro we had the guided tour of the labyrinth. I think it was less than an hour, and the guide was excellent, and gave a basic overview of how the building was used initially, recently, through the labyrinth and explained how and why it was built as it was. Good humour and delivery of info. Well priced. Enjoyable... More 

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Pistoia, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

the same style of Innocenti's Hospital in Florence, just smaller, but even this...so cool to visit...

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Pistoia, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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