big area of Santa Maria della Scala (350.000 mt cube), built
in the 12th century, was infact the oldest hospital in Europe,
now the numerous rooms are used as a museum.
The most famous room is The Sala del Pellegrino, with its
15th century frescoes depicting ; " the history and life
of Santa Maria della Scala" painted by Domenico Bartolo.
Almost of the greatest Senesi's artists worked for the "Santa
Maria della Scala ", for this reason this is considered
the third artistic pole of the city , togheter with "Palazzo
Pubblico" and "The Cathedral"(near Santa Maria
della Scala ) .
Maria della Scala
16 MAR 2002 / 3 NOV 2002
Open from mon to sun,
10,00 to 18,00 (the
ticket office closes to 17,45)
without reservation. 5.20 €
with reservation. 4.70 €
without reservation. 4.20 €
with reservation. 3.70 €
(for advanced groups to 15 persons)
Reduced without reservation. 3.10 €
Reduced with reservation. 2.60 (students of every order and
old more of 65 years, invalids and soldiers)