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The Santa Maria Della Scala Hospital In Siena
It was one of the first hospitals in Europe and one of the oldest in the world still open, but now as a museum. It opened its door to all of Siena and beyond, caring for the poor, sick and the orphans and abandoned children of Siena. The Santa Maria della Scala hospital is located in Piazza del Duomo, opposite the cathedral.
This vast building consists of five floors, four of which are open to the public and contains several museums. Learn all about artistic, historical and cultural aspects of Siena, immortalised in these fascinating museums. More info at: http://www.tuscany-villas.it/to-tuscany/2014/tourist-attractions/museums/santa-maria-della-scala-hospital
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