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Pistoia Sotterranea

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Not "wow", but a "Gee, I never thought about that"

Not intending to go to Pistoia, I was delightfully surprised when visiting this town and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ktbeenthere2015
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New York City, New York
An Interesting Trip Back in Time

The tour itself runs just under an hour, and explores the several centuries of history that make up... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
andrewpearsoncine
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Long Beach, California
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Piazza Giovanni XXIII n_ 13 | Biglietteria all'interno dell'antico Ospedale del Ceppo, 51100, Pistoia, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not intending to go to Pistoia, I was delightfully surprised when visiting this town and discovering a place that is not on the beaten path. We originally were drawn to the beautiful ceramic glaze frieze with figures depicting the acts of mercy on the hospital...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

High recommend! The trip last an hour and doesn't cost much, plus the price include discount on other tickets. This underground experience will show you another aspect of the city built long time ago under the hospital. The guide has a good knowledge and is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Really interesting tour with knowledgeable guide. Our guide was one of the archaeologists involved in putting the tour together as well as the restoration of this part of the original hospital. Amazing sense of history dating back to thirteenth century until 2013!... The guide and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

The tour itself runs just under an hour, and explores the several centuries of history that make up the Ospedale del Ceppo and the world beneath it. It is a cool way to walk through parts of history often unexplored, including one of Italy's oldest...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This 50 minute guided tour takes one to the “classroom” where cadavers were cut up for the benefit of medical students in the 15 / 16 th centuries. Then underground to see the old city foundations and to hear about an early hospital and its...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

This ancient underground route you travel in Pistoia isn't a space to lead (in difficulty or emergency times) a sort of "parallel life" to that in the sunlight; as it's in the galleries of Naples, or in those of two towns in Marche region, Osimo...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Visit includes a tour guide. I had Gianluca the archeologist who excavated the site! Love the visit to the first anatomy lecture hall. Satisfy my inner geek! I Love Gianluca's passion for his work. The world needs more people like him! Very interesting ! Keep...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Mei-Lin L
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Great English tour of very interesting place. Suggest contacting office as english tours are possible by arrangement.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank 336debbir
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We were amazed with the guide thru Pistoia Sotterranea. The tour guide was one of the archeologists that helped with the excavations and his explanation was fantastic.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Anton P
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The central hospital of the town is laying on a underground river (now dry) and developed over 800 years since middle age. Visiting the dungeons is interesting for knowing the history of Pistoia that has been, for centuries, a crossroad of people traveling north and...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Response from Mei-Lin L | Reviewed this property |
The museum is open every day. The recommend time for English tour is at 14:00. If not, they have iPad available for tour in English! Enjoy
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Not sure about the opening hours but I contacted them by email a few days before my visit and booked a English tour. It was terrific. The guidevdid say that English tours varied according to demand and staff availability... More
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