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Santa Maria della Scala Museum Complex

Santa Maria della Scala Museum Complex
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With more than 200.000 cubic meters and a thousand-year history of hospitality and healthcare, the Santa Maria Maria della Scala allows visitors to discover the culture and history of Siena community through impressive monumental settings.

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Santa Maria della Scala is one of the oldest and largest pilgrim hospices and hospitals in Europe. After a new hospital was built at the gates of the city, this huge complex was transformed into the most important cultural centre in Siena. Following the restoration of 13,000 square metres, the ancient hospital today bears living witness to almost 1,000 years of Western history. With its passages carved out of the rock, its huge pietra serena and brick spaces, its churches and chapels, its streets and courtyards open to the sky and its monumental frescoed halls, Santa Maria della Scala is a kind of “city within the city”, a cultural centre bursting with significance, history and art.

Santa Maria della Scala Museum Complex
Piazza dell Duomo, 1 - 53100 Siena

Opening hours:

  • March 15 - October 15 and December 23 - January 6:
    • from Saturday to Wednesday from 10am to 7pm
    • Fridays from 10am to 10pm
  • October 16 to March 14:
    • Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 5pm
    • Fridays from 10am to to 8pm
    • Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 7pm
    • Closed on Tuesdays

Closed on December 25.

Last entrance one hour before the closing time

Reservations must be made with a minimum of 1 day notice.

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Before making your reservation, please, read the Ordering Informations

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PLEASE NOTICE: Confirmed time is not always the same time you requested; museum automatically confirms the closest available time (any time) on the same date if requested time is sold out.

Cancellation policy:
Refund is possible, upon presentation to the cashier of unused tickets, in the following cases:
1. Closure of museums due to the Local Council and / or natural events
2. Reduction of attendance up to a maximum of 5 (five) than prepaid.


In order to know the price of tickets for a specific date, please select date, time, and number and kind of tickets and click on Check button on the order form


Full price ticket

Reduced #1: youth ages 12 to 19, seniors over 65, students and military

Reduced #2: groups with more that 10 participants and school groups

Free: children under 11 years of age, Siena residents, accredited journalists, one tour leader per each 10 participants, one companion per visitor with disability

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