"Museo delle Sinopie" Museo delle Sinopie Tip by MM212

Museo delle Sinopie, Pisa: 9 reviews and 20 photos

  Museo delle Sinopie - May 09
by MM212
 
 

Located opposite the Cathedral on Piazza dei Miracoli, this small museum exhibits le sinopie, the sketches made before the frescoes were painted in the galleries of il Camposanto Monumentale. Fire from Allied bombings in 1944 damaged much of the Camposanto and its frescoes, but exposed these sinopie that were meant to be hidden forever. The sketches were transferred to their current location and turned into Museo delle Sinopie for viewing. The building that houses the museum was built in 1257 as lo Spedale Nuovo di Santo Spirito, a charitable house for pilgrims, orphans and the poor.

Address: Piazza del Duomo
Website: http://www.opapisa.it

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