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Pistoia Sotterranea

Piazza Giovanni XXIII n_ 13 | Biglietteria all'interno dell'antico Ospedale del Ceppo, 51100 Pistoia, Italy
+39 0573 368023
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Underground hospital

Really interesting tour with knowledgeable guide. Our guide was one of the archaeologists involved... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
cliveandlouise
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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An Interesting Trip Back in Time

The tour itself runs just under an hour, and explores the several centuries of history that make up... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
andrewpearsoncine
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Long Beach, California
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Piazza Giovanni XXIII n_ 13 | Biglietteria all'interno dell'antico Ospedale del Ceppo, 51100 Pistoia, Italy
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Really interesting tour with knowledgeable guide. Our guide was one of the archaeologists involved in putting the tour together as well as the restoration of this part of the original hospital. Amazing sense of history dating back to thirteenth century until 2013!... The guide and...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

The tour itself runs just under an hour, and explores the several centuries of history that make up the Ospedale del Ceppo and the world beneath it. It is a cool way to walk through parts of history often unexplored, including one of Italy's oldest...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This 50 minute guided tour takes one to the “classroom” where cadavers were cut up for the benefit of medical students in the 15 / 16 th centuries. Then underground to see the old city foundations and to hear about an early hospital and its...More

Thank Tony E
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

This ancient underground route you travel in Pistoia isn't a space to lead (in difficulty or emergency times) a sort of "parallel life" to that in the sunlight; as it's in the galleries of Naples, or in those of two towns in Marche region, Osimo...More

2  Thank Brun066
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Visit includes a tour guide. I had Gianluca the archeologist who excavated the site! Love the visit to the first anatomy lecture hall. Satisfy my inner geek! I Love Gianluca's passion for his work. The world needs more people like him! Very interesting ! Keep...More

2  Thank Mei-Lin L
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Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Great English tour of very interesting place. Suggest contacting office as english tours are possible by arrangement.

Thank Debbi R
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

We were amazed with the guide thru Pistoia Sotterranea. The tour guide was one of the archeologists that helped with the excavations and his explanation was fantastic.

Thank Anton P
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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The central hospital of the town is laying on a underground river (now dry) and developed over 800 years since middle age. Visiting the dungeons is interesting for knowing the history of Pistoia that has been, for centuries, a crossroad of people traveling north and...More

2  Thank romke
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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

At seven Euros each we were expecting an awful lot more than a walk through some smelly passages with a charming young lady who did very well to make the walking tour interesting. It started off above ground to a lovely little chapel building that...More

Thank Mike b
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Seven reasons to visit Pistoia, a 'little Florence' without the crowds If you're looking for an uncrowded corner of Tuscany that is rich in history and culture, you'll be delighted to find yourself in pretty Pistoia at the foot of the snow-capped Apennine mountains. Explore...More

Thank Gianluca I
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helenmon579
19 May 2017|
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Response from Mei-Lin L | Reviewed this property |
The museum is open every day. The recommend time for English tour is at 14:00. If not, they have iPad available for tour in English! Enjoy
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helenmon579
19 May 2017|
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Response from Debbi R | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about the opening hours but I contacted them by email a few days before my visit and booked a English tour. It was terrific. The guidevdid say that English tours varied according to demand and staff availability... More
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