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Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala

Piazza del Duomo 1, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 534511
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This museum complex, which houses the National Archaeological Museum of Siena, began as a pilgrims' hostel and orphanage, then served as a hospital from the 10th century to modern day.
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Piazza del Duomo 1, 53100, Siena, Italy
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"medieval hospital"
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"archaeological museum"
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"religious relics"
in 3 reviews
"different levels"
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"multiple floors"
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"enormous complex"
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"couple of hours"
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"great collection"
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"medieval times"
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"audio guide"
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"take pictures"
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"well worth the visit"
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"two hours"
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"take your time"
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"works of art"
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"exhibits"
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

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

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Whatever you do do not miss this wonderful place with a feast of fresco's and a history that is so very rich.

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

This is a truly beautiful contructed cathederal. Especially the outside with the carved pink marble. Very unique.

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

It is a beautiful structure that acted as a hospital and provided shelter to pilgrims traveling through Siena. Definitely recommended.

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

We just loved it here and with all the lovely things to see it was certainly worth our while. So much to see in Siena but put this one on your list. Wonderful. Take your time to explore every nook and cranny as some of...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Went in here to kill a bit of time whilst waiting for the Duomo to open on Sunday afternoon. The place is massive, room after room of things to see, near the end I had had enough but my wife could have walk around for...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

The museum in Lucca is another masterpiece of art and architecture.The Complesso Museale ed Archeological Della Cattedrale di Lucca and Cattedrale di San Martino is a beautiful place to get in touch with history. A must see.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

S. Maria della Scala was the center of hospitality, then the modern day hospital, for hundreds of years. It represents all that is good about medieval Tuscany--welcoming pilgrims and those less fortunate, feeding and housing those in need. Some great artwork, restored frescoes, and of...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Santa Maria della Scarla museum is a fabulous archeological museum. Allow two hours, for this museum as it is a labyrinth of discovery! The museum is so large that you will often find yourself the only person in the room! €7 entry.

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

This enormous complex was a total surprise, offering the history of an ancient hospital complex. Well worth a few hours of your time.

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