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Santa Maria della Scala

Santa Maria della Scala was one of Europe’s first hospitals. Established by the Catholic priests of the Siena Duomo, it housed and cared for those making the pilgrimage across Europe to Rome, and also took care of the local poor and took in orphaned and abandoned children.

To impress God and each other, the local wealthy families of the 15th century gave generously to the hospital, including commissioning important artists to decorate the building. The external frescoes are now all lost but interior works remain, including a series of frescoes telling the story of the hospital located in the Pilgrim’s Hall on the fourth floor.

Nearby is the original church that the hospital grew around, Church of Santissima Annunziata. On the third floor is the original of Jacopo della Quercia’s Fonte Gaia, the fountain of joy – a copy is in the Piazza del Campo.

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Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala Eintrittskarte in Siena

Der Santa Maria della Scala Museumskomplex bietet eine kulturelle Erfahrung, die über einen klassischen Museumsbesuch hinausgeht. Weitere Informationen

  • Ort: Siena, Italien
  • Dauer: Flexibel
Ab 13,58 USD

Killing Cangrande Mystery Tour in Verona

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Geführt von einem lokal registrierten Reiseleiter, werden echte Detektive und Wenn Sie durch das historische Zentrum gehen, lassen Sie die Stadt Verona - ...  Weitere Informationen

  • Ort: Verona, Italien
  • Dauer: 3 Stunden
  • Sprache: Englisch
Ab 371,91 USD