Sinopie Museum

The building that is now home to the Sinopie Museum (Museo delle Sinopie) was founded in 1257 as a place to give shelter to pilgrims, poor and sick people, and unwanted children. Since 1979, when it no longer served as a hospital, the sleek, vast architectural construction was used to accommodate the large preparatory drawings –the sinopie – that had been found underneath the frescoes of the nearby Cemetery building. The museum houses the remains of the magnificent fresco’s. To enable visitors to find their way about the square, its monuments and its museums on the Dom Square, the museum has recently been completed by an information and communication area, supported by the latest technology, multimedia systems and 3D graphics.

Museum: Sinopie Museum
City: Pisa
Country: Italy
Address: Piazza Duomo, 17