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Museo delle Sinopie

Open today: 09:00 - 18:00
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The proximity to the nearby wonder doesn't help to appreciate this museum

The guidebooks (and also the captions in the museum) tell us that the "sinopie" herein (ie, the... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2015
Brun066
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Florence, Italy
Calm appreciation

Wickedly cool art statues and frescoes. Nice calm place without all the people to sit and admire... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2014
Sandi N
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Destined to remain concealed beneath the finished work, the precious “sinopia” is the only graphic work that we still have of the early masters, for drawings on paper or parchment that have survived from way back in the Middle Ages are extremely...more
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Piazza del Duomo, 56126, Pisa, Italy
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Reviewed 12 January 2015

The guidebooks (and also the captions in the museum) tell us that the "sinopie" herein (ie, the sketches of the frescoes then executed in the near "Camposanto") are a leading document on ancient fresco techniques. Don't want to dispute this statement; just I would point...More

Date of experience: January 2015
1  Thank Brun066
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Wickedly cool art statues and frescoes. Nice calm place without all the people to sit and admire the simple pieces.

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank Sandi N
Reviewed 22 October 2014

I have been here before: One day I hope to go again. There are two informative audio-visual exhibits on the ground floor as others have commented, helpful for anyone who wants to know more about the leaning tower and other buildings. However, the sinope are...More

Date of experience: October 2014
2  Thank M0andCo
Reviewed 26 August 2014

The fresco sketches in this interesting museum aren't immediately impressive but give them some time and concentration and they will reward your attention. They give a behind the scenes look into the way Medieval and Renaissance masters composed their frescoes, sometimes with painstaking detail, sometimes...More

Date of experience: August 2014
4  Thank Sketcher2014
Reviewed 10 June 2014

After visiting the tower and the cathedral, we wanted to visit the museum, when asking the desk clerk about what admission to the museum covered (I wasn't sure how many galleries there were) she was exceptionally rude and patronizing due to my poor italian. The...More

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank Chrysta C
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Vinnyandbabs below saw much more than we did. My wife's feet were hurting so we did not go upstairs; perhaps the good bits were up there but the ground floor was boring unless you are specifically interested in restoration of frescoes. But it only costs...More

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank AnotherEngineer
Reviewed 25 May 2014

The exhibition here is much less than its vibrant neighbour sites, so do not expect the same awe factor. However, having visited the Camposanto before (which I truly recommend!), I appreciated the synopie much more, and the history of how they were unearthed. I still...More

Date of experience: May 2014
3  Thank Ice_D_8
Reviewed 8 May 2014

This museum would have been worth the stop, the entry fee, and 5 stars just for the film on the Leaning Tower and all the efforts (well conceived and ill conceived) to save it. In addition, the exhibit of real frescoes demonstrating in great detail...More

Date of experience: April 2014
2  Thank vinnyandbabs
Reviewed 3 May 2014

You have to enter here anyway to find the ticket office for the tower and/or baptistery. But don't think the museum has more to offer: it is just stones with vanished paintings. I felt puzzled. What was this all about? No, save your money for...More

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank VincenzoH1962
Reviewed 19 March 2014

You have paid for you 9 Euro ticket and this is one of the attractions. It was interesting to see the sketches of the frescoes but if I had to miss out one of the four buildings it would be this! Right at the top...More

Date of experience: March 2014
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