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Piazza Giovanni XXIII, Pistoia, Italy
+39 0573 368023
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Reviewed October 4, 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 September 10, 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

Thank GloriaAnchio
Reviewed August 3, 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 May 14, 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 February 13, 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 August 10, 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 July 27, 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 June 5, 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 May 25, 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 March 30, 2017

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

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