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.
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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
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
We didn't visit the inside but the frescoes over the arches were interesting to view with the aid of a local tourist guide. Without the guide we may not have understood the stories of each panel.
This is a must-see destination when visiting Pistoia. The medical school here during the Renaissance was world-famous and the scalpel was invented here...
Unfortunately I could not enter inside the Ospidale and the Pistoia Sotteranea was fully booked, but seeing the perfect architectural composition of the facade was enough to make the visit worth it. The cherry on the cake is the marvelous ceramic freeze on the facade...More
For art lovers the facade with equisite paintings is worth a few minutes to admire. Pistoia Sotteranea tours commence in this building as well - which we didn´t explore.
For 9 euro we had the guided tour of the labyrinth. I think it was less than an hour, and the guide was excellent, and gave a basic overview of how the building was used initially, recently, through the labyrinth and explained how and why...More