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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
+39 0577 534511
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank JohnUK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were very lucky to visit it on the international day of tourism when it was free otherwise I doubt we would have entered. However, we're so glad we did This place shouldn't be missed! The old hospital is a true labyrinth. There are 3...More

Thank Koral88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You enter this museum at what you think is ground level, but actually you are on the fourth floor with three levels below you. as you go round the museum, you realise parts of it are like a maze. Helpfully the museum rooms are arranged...More

1  Thank willimh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located opposite the Duomo you will find the location of this museum. There is so much to see, and is well worth the visit. It wasn’t particularly busy when I visited, which meant I had some rooms to myself. You can take pictures inside, but...More

1  Thank andyh67186334
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was our first visit, and sadly for us, we only gave ourselves about an hour and half - but we could easily have spent double that time inside. There are so many works of art, frescoes etc to see. There could be better signage...More

1  Thank lakegirl48
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Definitely get this museum and the baptistery as a part of your tour when you get cathedral tickets. There were a lot of original art and artifacts to see. You can also get a panoramic view but the line was really long. There was at...More

1  Thank Stormie S
Reviewed 31 August 2017

When you buy tickets, be sure to include the museum and the baptistery as well. It's worth seeing the museum because the originals are here.

Thank Fred H
Reviewed 12 August 2017

The museum of Santa Maria Della Scala was vast and filled with fascinating frescoes and other works of art. Be sure to visit the chapel of St Catherine in the bowels of the building, when we reached it it was deserted and felt as though...More

Thank Ceri M
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is an outstanding museum which is constantly evolving. It is fantastic to see the new developments each year, for example this year, there were a number of projections telling the lives of those who were involved with the building and its evolution over time....More

Thank ourmaminhavana
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Museum is nice but almost everyone goes here for the trek up the winding staircase to the Panorama. Sometimes a long wait, ours was 30 minutes but well worth it. The views of the city and countryside are breathtaking. It is a hard climb up...More

Thank Donald D
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