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Address: Piazza Giovanni XXIII, Pistoia, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0573 368023
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A Bite of Pistoia Small Group Tour with an Authentic Italian Brunch
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Excellent facade -Do not miss

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
Pierre B
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San Gwann, Malta

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San Gwann, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 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 30 June 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 21 December 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 4 December 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 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 9 August 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

You can see Della Robbia terracottas in several places in Pistoia, as well as in Florence. The Ospedale offers some of the most interesting. They are particularly interesting right now, in fact, because there is scaffolding from which you can get up close and personal. Don't miss it when you are at the piazza.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

Now until the end of August, the beautiful frieze on the front of the old hospital is being restored. It is possible to have a tour with a guide and walk up beside the wonderful 15 century panels. Do not miss this if you have the chance. It is spectacular, historic and very interesting

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