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Museo di Storia Naturale dell'Accademia dei Fisiocritici

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For a break from all the Renaissance wonders, try this superb little museum. The displays are... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2018
OttoBerliner
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Free admission... Little gem

We had been looking on TA for some free things to do in Siena and this popped up. It's a little out... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
Ccnh1
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The Museum of Natural History is one of the oldest and most important scientific museums in Tuscany. The building, previously a Camaldolese monastery, houses two centuries of acquisitions and donations. Collections of natural and historical...more
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Piazzetta Silvio Gigli 2 | Orario: Lun - Ven 9:00 - 14:00, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

For a break from all the Renaissance wonders, try this superb little museum. The displays are fascinating. Yes, it's free, as a reviewer noted, but do make a donation so that these dedicated folk can continue to remind visitors that Siena goes back rather a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Fisiocritici, Accoglienza visitatori e pagine Social at Museo di Storia Naturale dell'Accademia dei Fisiocritici, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Dear OttoBerliner, We thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed our Museum.

Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We had been looking on TA for some free things to do in Siena and this popped up. It's a little out of the centre, but easy to find with Google maps. You need to press the bell to be admitted, but the gentleman who...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Fisiocritici, Accoglienza visitatori e pagine social at Museo di Storia Naturale dell'Accademia dei Fisiocritici, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Dear Ccnh1, We thank you for your review. We are glad that you found us easily and that you enjoyed our Museum. Some days are quiet, others crowded with groups of visitors. A visit in absolute tranquillity can add charm! We look forward to your...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018

First, this is free, so there's no reason you shouldn't pop in. If the weather is bad one day, you have even more reason to come. You don't need to spend a ton of time here, but you might end up getting sucked in. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Fisiocritici, Accoglienza visitatori e pagine social at Museo di Storia Naturale dell'Accademia dei Fisiocritici, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Dear grebebird, We thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed our Museum.

Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

A fabulous find in Siena. Free entry and we were made very welcome by the informative and knowledgeable curator Andrea Benocci. Interesting specimens and exhibits, has something for everyone.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

There is something for everyone here - geology, zoology, anatomy. Entry is free. There is a section that contains some curious specimens of conjoined animal twins. So if you taking children and you do not want them to see this be careful. I throughly enjoyed...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit. We went on a Friday at noon and were the only people in most of the exhibits. I can't believe it is free and so much to see. Must go if you are a bit of a geek! My favourite experience...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

It is incredible how complete is the Museo di Storia Naturale. Built in late 1600, it was able to categorize plants, animals, minerals, fossils and even studies on the human body, into a 3 story building. You can smell history when you go around the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 24 February 2016

This is a museum that belongs in a museum, full of scientific and historic artifacts from all kinds of categories: geology, zoology, anatomy, botany, etc

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed 28 July 2015

A very nice far reaching museum displaying fine Art as well as natural curiosities. It's a walk through Renaissance history with you moving at your own pace. Viewing area, nice shop & friendl helpful staff. A bit out of the way but worth finding...

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed 15 June 2015

Has a lot of renaissance period art and sculptures, a lot of Pisano. Also includes a panoramic view, which requires you to climb either 70 or 120 additional steps. If you are afraid of heights- skip it

Date of experience: June 2015
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