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Ospedale del Ceppo

Piazza Giovanni XXIII, Pistoia, Italy
+39 0573 368023
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Piazza Giovanni XXIII, Pistoia, Italy
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+39 0573 368023
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"underground hospital"
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"old building"
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"medical school"
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"frieze"
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"parts"
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"students"
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"facade"
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"century"
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"museum"
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"tunnel"
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"works"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed 14 May 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
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Reviewed 14 February 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

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Reviewed 10 August 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
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Reviewed 27 July 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 Michiel C
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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
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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

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Reviewed 30 March 2017

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

Thank SusanP196
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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
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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
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