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Ospedale del Ceppo

Piazza Giovanni XXIII, Pistoia, Italy
+39 0573 368023
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A Bite of Pistoia Small Group Tour with an Authentic Italian Brunch
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Piazza Giovanni XXIII, Pistoia, Italy
+39 0573 368023

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Reviewed 5 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.

Thank SusanP196
Reviewed 19 January 2017

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.

Thank scottlockey
Reviewed 15 December 2016

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...

Thank CapnPeBo
Reviewed 31 October 2016

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

Thank Pierre B
Reviewed 7 October 2016

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.

Thank Rudi S
Reviewed 18 July 2016

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

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Reviewed 29 June 2016

the same style of Innocenti's Hospital in Florence, just smaller, but even this...so cool to visit...

Thank lipao
Reviewed 21 December 2015

An interesting, and one of kind, museum of "Surgical Instrument" is located in Old Building of Ceppo. Also is it possible to visit the "Dissection Hall", recently restored. Two beatiful hidden jewels of Pistoia.

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