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Museo delle Sinopie

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, 20126, Pisa, Italy
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Small Museum - Visit Before The Camposanto

We visited this before visiting the Camposanto and were glad that we did, as it really wouldn't have been as interesting afterwards. These are the sketches done before the actual... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2016
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Enford, United Kingdom
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Strangely bereft of visitors. We visited after viewing the Camposanto and were pleased to learn how artists went about creating the magnificent frescoes.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This museum was badly organised with:- - a 3-D presentation that was not 3-D, too dark to see and had a commentary that jumped - a film on the tower that did not tell you how it was fixed - explanations by the displays that seem to be in a different language (although I am sure it was meant to... More 

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Enford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We visited this before visiting the Camposanto and were glad that we did, as it really wouldn't have been as interesting afterwards. These are the sketches done before the actual Frescoes in the Camposanto and its amazing to think we can still view them, despite some of them being in poor condition. Once you have seen the sketches then go... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We purchased the 8 euro ticket that also included entry to the Baptistry, Camposanto and Museo deile Sinopie. The museum is in the same building where free tickets to the Cathedral can be picked up and paid tickets for the other sights can be purchased. The facility is modern and air conditioned. There was a short film available. We just... More 

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Bristol, UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

It's the museum of Sinopias. Whaddaya mean, you don't know what a sinopia is? Speaking with the full authority of Wikipedia behind me, I can tell you that it's a preliminary sketch for a fresco, executing using a reddish brown pigment. In the adjacent Camposanto you will see lots of the finished frescoes. Most are pretty worn - the climate... More 

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Gdynia, Poland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

If you are not a particular fresco-lover, I would recommend focusing on the Camposanto and skipping the Museum. Definitely a one-dimensional attraction. It will be a challenge to keep the children interested.

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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Museum has relocated frescoes which are very faded. If you are not a history or art buff, do not bother.

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Macon, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Uncovered during the WW II bombings. It is a small museum and not sure that the number of interesting things really makes it worth the 5 Euro admission. The concept and role of the sinopia is interesting but maybe not worthy of a museum experience. Also, there are no bathrooms in this facility.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

If you are visiting the Camposanto and would enjoy to learn more about the frescos on the wall, then this museum is the perfect place to visit. It gives you an indepth history to the frescos and their survivial and preservation through the years. If you have no interest in art history and the Camposanto's frescos, then you will possibly... More 

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Oleksandriya, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

It is definitely a place to visit for connoisseurs of art; it contains a good collection of interesting exhibits of both modern and ancient art. Here you can easily spend a few hours looking and enjoying the genius of the human imagination.

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