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Museo delle Sinopie

Piazza del Duomo, 20126, Pisa, Italy
+39 050 560547
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Not really our thing

We visited the Museo delle Sinopie last, after having visited the Leaning Tower, Cathedral... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
thetravellingmanUk
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For Professors of Italian Frescos Only

The most uninteresting runaround of a museum ever. Very specialist and narrow subject where half of... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
Albert Z
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London, United Kingdom
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Piazza del Duomo, 20126, Pisa, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Museo delle Sinopie last, after having visited the Leaning Tower, Cathedral, Baptistery and the cemetery. If we are honest, this to us, was a bit uninteresting as it is not really our thing. The reason we visited is because we purchased tickets...More

Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The most uninteresting runaround of a museum ever. Very specialist and narrow subject where half of the exhibition is about how the fresco sketches were saved and the rest a pointless display unless you are an academic specialising in the field. Only good point is...More

Thank Albert Z
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We visited this museum as part of our multi attraction ticket. Although I can understand some of the negative comments in other reviews, we actually found it very useful and quite intriguing on the insights that it gave into the history of the Camposanto. Well...More

Thank GrumpsDC
Reviewed 7 June 2017

My dad read an article in The Sunday Times (UK newspaper) saying how this museum was rubbish, but offered good views over the Campo Dei Miracoli, however when we got there, the upper floor was closed for renovation. The museum offers some information into frescoes...More

Thank Tim Y
Reviewed 30 April 2017

I visited this after visiting the Cathedral and the Babtistry, but wished that I had visited this museum first. It does provide interesting and useful background on the planning and development of frescoes which should enhance the viewing of the actual frescoes afterward. Well organized...More

Thank Andrew E
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I'm not sure who the target market is for this museum, but it clearly isn't me. It has a short explanation of how frescoes are made, and then it had dozens of sinopie sketches showing the first step in creating a fresco. The museum needs...More

Thank KerryandTim
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Underwhelming compared to the other buildings and sights If you are visiting go before the Campo Santo as this explains the restoring of frescoes I would suggest this museum is of limited appeal

Thank davethedrill
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Strangely bereft of visitors. We visited after viewing the Camposanto and were pleased to learn how artists went about creating the magnificent frescoes.

Thank Amandajgj
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This museum was badly organised with:- - a 3-D presentation that was not 3-D, too dark to see and had a commentary that jumped - a film on the tower that did not tell you how it was fixed - explanations by the displays that...More

1  Thank SteveMariners
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We visited this before visiting the Camposanto and were glad that we did, as it really wouldn't have been as interesting afterwards. These are the sketches done before the actual Frescoes in the Camposanto and its amazing to think we can still view them, despite...More

1  Thank emtrey
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