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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"
in 5 reviews
"religious relics"
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"different levels"
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"multiple floors"
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"holy cross"
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"enormous complex"
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"couple of hours"
in 6 reviews
"great collection"
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"medieval times"
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"two hours"
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"st catherine"
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"audio guide"
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"well worth the visit"
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"take pictures"
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"works of art"
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"take your time"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We had just visited marvellous museums in Firenze and found Siena a bit pricier in terms of museum tickets, but this one was worth it. We were expecting more of an old hospital rather than a museum, but it turned out to be one of...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

this place is just too good. you get lost in it. you dont know where what it leading to and sometimes you keep going in circles but its awesome. i dont want to tell you much about it but if you like adventure and art...More

1  Thank Pulkita P
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Hadn't known what to expect, but WOW! This museum goes on for miles with many chapels, frescoes and non-religious antiquities. Loved the projections on the walls. It's a very confusing layout and we may have missed something but what we saw was outstanding. St Catherine's...More

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