Museo di Storia Naturale dell'Accademia dei Fisiocritici, Siena

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Housed inside a medieval monastery, Museo di Storia Naturale dell'Accademia dei Fisiocritici remains dedicated to geology, zoology, and anatomy. The museum aims to educate the public and celebrate the study of the natural sciences through its vast permanent collections and three rooms of regularly changing exhibits. The upper floors house the zoology section, which provides an overview of the animal kingdom with specimens of 600 mammals and over 2,500 birds. The lower levels contain a geological collection of minerals, fossils, and rocks, as well as displays of petrified anatomical parts. The museum is free, so come back anytime you have a few minutes to spare. To visit Museo di Storia Naturale dell'Accademia dei Fisiocritici on your trip to Siena, use our Siena vacation generator.
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  • 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.  more »
  • The natural history Museum of the Academy of the fisiocritici is a beautiful complex, to visit ...
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  • 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...  more »
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  • For the particularity of collections, of the historic building and the availability of staff
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  • Nice because it preserves the charm of the old museums. In particular I found very interesting and unique exhibition of reproductions in clay of mushrooms.
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To enjoy panoramic views of Siena's historical old town, check into a luxury hotel in the city center. If you are looking to escape the activity of the main tourist areas, consider staying at a hostel or guesthouse just outside the central areas. Private multi-room villas in the residential neighborhoods offer landscaped outdoor space and secure parking. For something a little different and considerably less expensive, explore one of many B&Bs in the vineyards and olive groves of Siena's countryside.
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