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Tickets for Santa Maria della Scala: Skip The Line

Make a pilgrimage to this Sienese cultural icon

 
Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date (if selected)
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Last admission: 45 minutes before closing
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Overview

Highlights

  • See one of the first European hospitals built solely to accommodate pilgrims traveling along the Via Francigena
  • Explore four levels of museums and attractions, including the Children's Museum and The Archeological Museum
  • See the Sacred Nail Chapel, Palazzo Squarcialupi, the Chapel of Our Lady of Mantle and more!

Exhibitions

Lady Florence Phillips' Dream
Now on  - Jan 10, 2021

Catch a collection of 60 masterpieces on loan from the Johannesburg Art Gallery Collection. Oils on canvas, watercolors, and graphic pieces from the mid 19th century through to the late half of the 20th century are all on display with notable pieces by Degas, Monet, Cézanne, Van Gogh, and Matisse, as well as Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, and Picasso.

Alongside the household names of the art world are a number of works by 20th-century African artists that the Johannesburg Art Gallery's founder Lady Florence Phillips displayed in her international collection.

Description

The Complex of Santa Maria della Scala, in front of Siena's grand Duomo, is one of the oldest 'hospitals' in Europe. As one of the first places to offer lodging and food to pilgrims and abandoned children, it's an important historical and cultural icon. It's now a significant museum complex. Skip the line and explore it all.

Santa Maria della Scala was once a welcoming sanctuary for orphans, the sick, and pilgrims. Its artistically rich interior says a lot about how the under-privileged were treated in those times. It has paintings and frescoes from important Medieval and Renaissance artists including Simone Martini, Ambrogio and Pietro Lorenzetti.

Several museums and monumental areas are spread across four floors, so allow yourself some time to explore.

Enter at Piazza del Duomo on level four and work your way down. Highlights are the Pellegrinaio - boasting a huge wall of 14th-century frescoes depicting the Life of the Virgin - plus the Old Sacristy. The Children's Museum has exhibits for youngsters, and the many altarpieces. The third-floor courtyard has a medieval hayloft with a marble Fonte Gaia by Jacopo della Quercia.

Plus, the Archeological Museum on the first floor is a treasure trove of unearthed relics. Pilgrims have been coming here for hundreds of years, now it's your turn.

Ticket

What's included

Entrance to Santa Maria della Scala - free in 2020
Access to temporary exhibitions (if available)

What's not included

Entrance to other venues on the OPA Si Pass

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation may be available depending on your ticket selection
  • Changes are not possible for this ticket

Instructions

Swap your smartphone voucher for a paper ticket at desk 1 or 2 at the ticket office.

Venue

Opening hours

Tuesday 10:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:30 - 18:00
Thursday 10:30 - 18:00
Friday 10:30 - 18:00
Saturday 10:30 - 18:00
Sunday 10:30 - 18:00
Monday 10:30 - 18:00

How to get there

Santa Maria della Scala
Piazza del Duomo, 1, 53100, Siena
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Ratings & reviews

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R
Aug 13, 2018
Excellent
A lovely place to visit, very interesting and full of fabulous things to look at. They use their space for the now as well as the past.
B
Oct 22, 2019
Excellent
Recomendable por la masificación
g
Oct 6, 2018
Excellent
parfait pour ne pas perdre de temps

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