Organise your visit

Santa Maria della Scala offers a broad range of tours linked to the historical, architectural, artistic and functional complexity of the building and the works of art it contains. There are tours focusing on its astonishing architectural stratification and on the evolution of its functional and welfare areas, others exploring the hospital's artistic history and such monumental masterpieces as Jacopo della Quercia's Fonte Gaia fountain, and yet others devoted to the National Archaeological Museum inside the former hospital. All tours are accompanied by video installations.
Free audioguides are also available.

Phone and e-mail contacts:

Call center:

tel. 0577 286300
open from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday
infoscala@comune.siena.it
sienasms@operalaboratori.com

Santa Maria della Scala opening times

15 March
to 15 October:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday:
10.00 am – 7.00 pm

Thursday:
10.00 am – 10.00 pm

16 October
to 14 March:

(apart from
23 December – 6 January)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday:
10.00 am – 5.00 pm

Thursday:
10.00 am – 8.00 pm

Saturday and Sunday:
10.00 am – 7.00 pm

Tuesday: closed

23 December
to 6 January:

Daily 10.00 am – 7.00 pm

Thursday:
10.00 am – 8.00 pm

Christmas Day: closed

Public Holidays
(apart from Christmas Day):
10.00 am – 7.00 pm

Admission Pricing Santa Maria della Scala:

Buy your tickets on line

Go to the shop

Full Price:
9 €

(with reservation € 8,00 )

CONCESSIONS:
7€

(with reservation € 6,50 )

  • teenagers aged 12 to 19
  • seniors over 65
  • students from universities outside Siena
  • members of the Armed Forces
  • categories with special agreements

FAMILY TICKET:
20 €

2 adults + children over 11
((with reservation € 18,00 )

GROUPS OF AT LEAST
10 people:
5 € per person

(with reservation € 4,50 )

FREE:

  • residents in the municipality of Siena
  • children under 11
  • state schools and universities in the municipality of Siena
  • accompanying teachers
  • tour group leaders
    (1 every 10 visitors)
  • disabled visitors + one carer per disabled visitor
  • journalists

EDUCATIONAL AND TRAINING INSTITUTES:
5 € per person

(with reservation € 4.50)

  • groups of over 40 people
    free check-point
  • free for state schools and universities in the municipality of Siena

COMBINED TICKETS:

Acropoli Ticket
(on sale at the SMS)

  • high season (from 26/12 to 10/1/ and from 01/3 to 31/10)
    18 €
  • low season (from 11/1 to 28/2 and from 01/11 to 24/12)
    13 €

Musei Comunali Ticket
Civico + Santa Maria della Scala
13 €

(on sale at the SMS and Civico)

Combined Family Ticket for Musei Comunali + Torre
40 €
(on sale at the Civico)

ACROPOLI TICKET:

(Cathedral + Piccolomini Library, Museo dell'Opera, Panorama from the unfinished façade of the New Cathedral, Crypt, Baptistry; Santa Maria della Scala)

  • high season (from 26/12 to 10/1/ and from 01/3 to 31/10)
    18 €
  • low season (from 11/1 to 28/2 and from 01/11 to 24/12)
    13 €

WATER TOURS:
5 €

ACTIVITIES AND WORKSHOPS:

(no free admission)

5 €

FREE AUDIOGUIDES

How to get there:

Santa Maria della Scala is situated in the heart of the city, across the square from the Cathedral. In fact it occupies the entire side of the hill facing the Cathedral from the top right down to the slopes at the bottom, its massive rear façde dominating the valley below.
The historical city centre being closed to private vehicular traffic, the museum cannot be reached by car.

The closest car parks are situated close to the city walls; the most convenient car parks being Il Campo, Duomo and Santa Caterina (linked to the Cathedral hill via an escalator).

GETTING THERE BY CAR:

from the north: A1 motorway, "Firenze Impruneta" exit; Florence-Siena dual carriageway
from the south: A1 motorway, "Valdichiana" exit; Bettolle-Siena dual carriageway



Car Parks:
www.sienaparcheggi.it

TAXI SERVICE:

Radiotaxi service 24h/7
tel: (+39) 0577 49222 www.taxisiena.it

GETTING THERE BY PLANE:

Train and bus links from Florence, Pisa, Rome, Perugia and Bologna airports.

GETTING THERE BY TRAIN:

Siena railway station is in Piazza Carlo Rosselli, roughly 2 km from the historical city centre. The centre may be reached by city bus or taxi.
If you prefer to walk, you can either take the Stazione-Antiporto escalator then walk along Viale Vittorio Emanuele II, Via Camollia, Via dei Montanini; or, if you wish to avoid using the escalator, simply walk along Viale Mazzini, Via Garibaldi and then Via dei Montanini.

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