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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Santa Maria della Scarla museum is a fabulous archeological museum. Allow two hours, for this museum as it is a labyrinth of discovery! The museum is so large that you will often find yourself the only person in the room! €7 entry.

Thank SVKay
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This enormous complex was a total surprise, offering the history of an ancient hospital complex. Well worth a few hours of your time.

Thank Foodloose
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We had just visited marvellous museums in Firenze and found Siena a bit pricier in terms of museum tickets, but this one was worth it. We were expecting more of an old hospital rather than a museum, but it turned out to be one of...More

1  Thank Flavia C
Reviewed 30 October 2017

this place is just too good. you get lost in it. you dont know where what it leading to and sometimes you keep going in circles but its awesome. i dont want to tell you much about it but if you like adventure and art...More

Thank Pulkita P
Reviewed 29 September 2017 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 28 September 2017 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 27 September 2017

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

2  Thank willimh
Reviewed 21 September 2017

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 21 September 2017

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
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