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.
Unfortunately I could not enter inside the Ospidale and the Pistoia Sotteranea was fully booked, but seeing the perfect architectural composition of the facade was enough to make the visit worth it. The cherry on the cake is the marvelous ceramic freeze on the facade - something spectacular that you do not see anywhere, not even in Florence. So make... 更多
For 9 euro we had the guided tour of the labyrinth. I think it was less than an hour, and the guide was excellent, and gave a basic overview of how the building was used initially, recently, through the labyrinth and explained how and why it was built as it was. Good humour and delivery of info. Well priced. Enjoyable... 更多
An interesting, and one of kind, museum of "Surgical Instrument" is located in Old Building of Ceppo. Also is it possible to visit the "Dissection Hall", recently restored. Two beatiful hidden jewels of Pistoia.
i had the chance to visit the frieze with a guided tour up on the scaffolding of the restoration work.... it's an impersonation of the entire society of italian renaisance period... it's extremely interesting to here the interpretation of the historians, as we don't know the meaning of those illustrations...
It was an fantastic opportunity, to visit the scaffolding on the building and get up close and personal with the frieze. We got a personal tour for 45 minutes. Absolutely amazing!
we were able to look at this Fregio Robbiano, a 30 m long haut-relief, painted, baked (it's a terracotta) and glazed 500 years ago. It represents scenes related to the "sette opere di misericordia", in colour, "grandeur nature". it's at the same time a sculpture and a painting. Grandiose! Doesn't have that static feeling of idealized Madonnas, it's a realistic... 更多
You can see Della Robbia terracottas in several places in Pistoia, as well as in Florence. The Ospedale offers some of the most interesting. They are particularly interesting right now, in fact, because there is scaffolding from which you can get up close and personal. Don't miss it when you are at the piazza.
Now until the end of August, the beautiful frieze on the front of the old hospital is being restored. It is possible to have a tour with a guide and walk up beside the wonderful 15 century panels. Do not miss this if you have the chance. It is spectacular, historic and very interesting