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Museo delle Sinopie

Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Good Frescoes, tapestries, sense of the area and history of the church and tower

Good place to start of your tour of the tower, duomo, "graves" and area around the leaning tower... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
You really have to like museums!

To be completely honest, we visited here as it was included in the price of our multi-attraction... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Geoff L
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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Destined to remain concealed beneath the finished work, the precious “sinopia” is the only graphic work that we still have of the early masters, for drawings on paper or parchment that have survived from way back in the Middle Ages are extremely...more
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Piazza del Duomo, 56126, Pisa, Italy
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

Good place to start of your tour of the tower, duomo, "graves" and area around the leaning tower, worth a good visit. We walked back from the tower and the other things around there, we took a cab from the train station, it's about 2-3...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2018

This museum is in the same building as the ticket office for the other sites. Unlike the leaning tower or cathedral, which seemed to have thousands of people milling about, we saw very few others in there. As one person commented, you need to know...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 15 October 2018

“Sinopia” was the first step of making a fresco, it is a drawing traced out on the first layer of plaster. It is named after the red pigment which is mixed with water to be applied by brush. This unique collection is as marvelous as...More

1  Thank Borzov
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Words like breathtaking, extraordinary, spectacular spring to mind. The frescoes and tapastries, larger than a house, some of them, just magnificent. It’s hard to imagine the dedication and minutiae, the time the restorations must have taken. Some of the sculptures would rival any you could...More

Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 28 August 2018

To be completely honest, we visited here as it was included in the price of our multi-attraction ticket. For academics interested in frescoes, this would probably be a must-see! The place is well laid out and very clean, but I'm glad we left it until...More

Thank Geoff L
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Very informative museum about the development of frescos and how the restoration work is undertaken. Also some impressive etchings done on a much smaller scale. If you come here, suggest that you go to the camposanta first, as the restoration work will have more meaning...More

Thank tamaletown
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Quite a lot of information given on how frescoes were actually painted. On display were beautiful outline of paintings made with red earth. Looked so exquisite. A must visit place to gain an understanding of the creation of frescoes.

Thank tinkle_24
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Didn't make it past the entrance with the staff. First staff member, a man, was so dismissive and laughed in our faces went to a woman who decided her computer screen was far more important that us to look at and never even glanced up....More

Thank lmillie1234
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

In order to enter the amazing buildings that surround the leaning tower of Pisa you will need to visit the museum to obtain a (free) ticket. We attempted this on two separate days without success (too late and too busy). Which was frustrating but not...More

1  Thank MikeTheFoodMonster
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We visited the Museo delle Sinopie last, after having visited the Leaning Tower, Cathedral, Baptistery and the cemetery. If we are honest, this to us, was a bit uninteresting as it is not really our thing. The reason we visited is because we purchased tickets...More

1  Thank thetravellingmanUk
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