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Piazza Giovanni XXIII, Pistoia, Italy
+39 0573 368023
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 November 2012

This is a must-see when visiting Pistoia. The tour takes you underneath the hospital to various archaeological excavations which show the different phases of the development of the city and then on into the historic parts of the hospital, including the lavishly decorated anatomical theatre...More

6  Thank Gavin B
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Reviewed 12 October 2014

with the right guide this could be interesting sadly our guide seemed bored and did not bring this underground hospital alive. She had all the dates but didnt really tell us much apart from when the creek was diverted and the dates when the walls...More

1  Thank Janet019
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

Full of life and beautiful buildings Excellent eating out with gorgeous Italian food made just how the Italians like as this City is very much full of natives.

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 11 September 2018

This "hospital" was hosptial, orphanage and social services center in the Renaissance era. The portico covered the area where carts woud pull up with the sick. The della Robbia ceramics depict the Seven Works of Mercy -- you don't need a guide, you can tell...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

If you are in the town then the tour around and under the old hospital is a must. Very interesting and gets you out of the sun for a little while

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 15 May 2018

We were fortunate to be accosted by a local student who took great delight in explaining the old de la Robbia ceramics around the fresco. We we so lucky. don't ignore this gem of old Pistoia

Thank Wardieeee
Reviewed 14 February 2018

this hospital was originally run by monks in the middle ages, it developed into the 21st century and has since been closed and e-located. However the ancient parts are here as a museum, see where post postmortems were held for students to watch

1  Thank anthonybassett
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We went on an English tour of the underground hospital tunnels. We have a 5, 7 and 18 year old and everyone loved it! A must see if you are visiting this wonderful town.

1  Thank The-mummy-person
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

13th century hospital which stayed working till 2013. Beautifull medical school which operated till 1844 and an interseting underground tour. English spoken.

Thank MichielC488
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Unfortunately it was pretty late when we came to the plaza in front of the hospital so I couldn't take good pictures of the frontal decorations because of darkness. We tried to walk inside but could see only the hospital's waiting room, nothing of interest...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This is a fascinating building with piles of history to it. First built in 1277 and finally in 17th century became a school for anatomy. The glazed 16th century ceramic frieze on the front of the building represents 'the seven works of mercy'. It is...More

Thank fjane84
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The facade of this old building is absolutely stunning. So beautifully preserved in this delightful town.

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