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Siena disabled St Maria della Scala accessible Tuscany tours

Siena disabled St Maria della Scala accessible Tuscany tours is a former hospital, now turned into a museums complex, in Siena, Italy.

Located next to the city's cathedral and fully accessible for wheelchair users, reduced mobility and disabled persons, it is one of the most ancient European hospitals.

It was founded by the Cathedral's priests across the Via Francigena to house the pilgrims coming from France and northern Europe to Rome.

It also supported poor and cared abandoned children.

In the 15th century it became under the responsibility of the city's commune, receiving numerous donations from the local whealtiest families.

It also received important artistic works: these include a famous fresco cycle ( now lost ) with Histories of the Virgin, on the facade, by italian artists Simone Martini, Ambrogio and Pietro Lorenzetti (1335).

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Siena disabled St Maria della Scala accessible Tuscany tours series of frescoes with the Stories of the Hospital in the Pellegrinaio Hall, by Domenico di Bartolo, Lorenzo Vecchietta and Priamo della Quercia.

The old sacristy, also decorated by Vecchietta; the Manto Chapel, with a lunette by Domenico Beccafumi.

The 15th Fonta Gaia by Jacopo della Quercia; and the decoration of the large apse by italian artists Sebastiano Conca ( late 18th century ).

The nucleus of the hospital is the pre-existing church of St Maria Annunziata, dating to the XIII century, and renovated in the current appearance in the late XV century.

Siena disabled St Maria della Scala accessible Tuscany tours it now houses an archaeological museum and other rooms for exhibitions.

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