The museum tour then, stands as an integral part of fully understanding the history of the city and the importance of water. Guests will pass along the ancient bed of the stream passage, which ran along the walls of Pistoia until the fourteenth century, then reduced and diverted to Gora di Scornio, still present today.
After this first part, the tour continues through the historic rooms of the hospital, a testament to the great medical tradition of the city. The Anatomy Amphitheatre
, the world's smallest, has been perfectly preserved since its founding in 1785
and the Medical Academy Room “Filippo Pacini,”
which houses a remarkable collection of surgical instruments from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries will be stops on the tour. Indeed, it was in Pistoia that an improved cutting tool, the modern knife or “Pistoian knife”
This archaeological site is the longest underground tour in Italy
to be accessible to disabled and visually impaired people.
It is suitable for children and adults. Events include concerts and lectures
in the underground theater.