Ospedale del Ceppo
Ospedale del Ceppo
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David S
London, UK179 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
An unusual and distinctive museum in a former hospital, with three diverse elements. Closest to the entrance is an explanation of how the magnificent frieze that graces the front of the building was produced. Then in a large room is a display of largely 19th century surgical instruments, along with a video describing the history of a mental health institution in the outskirts of the city. The final, most memorable part of the museum is a beautifully preserved anatomical theatre (note you need to go back to the ticket office in order to be taken to see it).
Written 3 June 2023
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G.B.
822 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
The ornaments on the facade of this structure are truly unique. The very long frieze is totally in terracotta and represents the seven works of mercy. The rounds below, of equal beauty, represent instead sacred images. I suggest a guided tour to better understand the meaning of the entire work.
Written 16 November 2021
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Jane B
UK135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Great facade with the frieze made by Della Robbia. Inside is an old hospital with free toilets.
Waiting room for the subterranean tour.
Written 12 September 2019
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Neil D
Frederiksværk, Frederiksborg, Denmark9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
You have to understand Italien if you want to get something out of this guided tour, the guide tried to speak English but it didn`t help, bless him though, he did try :)
Written 24 July 2019
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alexineberry
Clitheroe, UK233 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
A free view across the square of a beautiful terracotta frieze by Della Robbia. Looking as as fresh as new.
Written 23 May 2019
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Thomas Ozbun
Vicenza, Italy982 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
One of the oldest and most prestigious hospitals in Europe and quite prolific during the Renaissance when it had its facade decorated in a beautiful ceramic glaze frieze with figures depicting the acts of mercy.
Written 4 January 2019
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Janet H
Manchester, UK16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
Full of life and beautiful buildings
Excellent eating out with gorgeous Italian food made just how the Italians like as this City is very much full of natives.
Written 4 October 2018
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GloriaAnchio
Philadelphia, PA176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
This "hospital" was hosptial, orphanage and social services center in the Renaissance era. The portico covered the area where carts woud pull up with the sick. The della Robbia ceramics depict the Seven Works of Mercy -- you don't need a guide, you can tell "feed the hungry", "visit the imprisoned", etc. They look like they were done recently -- they are so brilliant in the afternoon sun.
Written 10 September 2018
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Chris F
Northwich, UK31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
If you are in the town then the tour around and under the old hospital is a must. Very interesting and gets you out of the sun for a little while
Written 3 August 2018
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Wardieeee
Oxford, UK486 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018
We were fortunate to be accosted by a local student who took great delight in explaining the old de la Robbia ceramics around the fresco. We we so lucky. don't ignore this gem of old Pistoia
Written 14 May 2018
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