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Pinacoteca e Museo Civico

Via Dei Sarti 1, 56048, Volterra, Italy
+39 0588 87580
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Excellent art gallery in 15th century palazzo

Great collection of 15th and 16th century paintings. The Deposition by Fiorentino and Signorelli's... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Allan B
Perth, Australia
If you only see one painting ...

See the Deposition from the Cross by Rosso Fiorentino. It is stunning and represents a transition... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
Steven F
via mobile
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Via Dei Sarti 1, 56048, Volterra, Italy
+39 0588 87580
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Great collection of 15th and 16th century paintings. The Deposition by Fiorentino and Signorelli's Madonna and Child with saints are the standouts. Balance of other works and alabaster exhibition is worth avisit

Thank Allan B
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

See the Deposition from the Cross by Rosso Fiorentino. It is stunning and represents a transition to the modem style of painting in 16th century Lots of other local religious art in the gallery. The alabaster exhibition is quite good too

Thank Steven F
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

First of all Volterra may be one of,the most beautiful hillside towns I have ever seen. Didn't expect too much going,to this small museum. It is a combination alabaster and art museum. What a wonderful surprise! The artwork is beautifully laid out; however many pieces...More

Thank AJandCin
Reviewed 30 December 2016

A splendid collection of late medieval and renaissance paintings hosted in a beautiful palazzo in the city centre.

1  Thank Marina F
Reviewed 17 September 2016

The alabaster museum is a waste of time. The pinacoteca has a hodge podge of paintings with a couple of standout works. But enormously frustrating for the lack of labels in any language. Probably not rewarding unless you already know Tuscan Renaissance painting in some...More

Thank Simon P
Reviewed 28 August 2016

One got to see the inside of a large Palace of a 15th century aristocrat. Inside the museum was a lot of Medieval Oil paintings, as well as modern top quality alabaster statues.

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Was great to get away from the religious exhibitions and enjoy art fro its own sake. Was fairly quiet while we were there which was also a bonus. A hidden gem. I almost didn't want to comment in case it gets too popular.

Thank Chocaholic1001
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is the highlight of visiting San gimignano. The traipse up 220 steps is well worth the effort. Recommend you do Thi if nothing else

Thank B0ris69
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Again one of the Volterra 6 and parts one of the real highlights. It was very quiet when we visited. Very good exhibition of pop icons including the Beatles and Stones. Fascinating film exhibition with a film show to watch. Definitely worth a visit especially...More

Thank davemoyesy
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Of all of the 6 museums that were included as part of the Volterra Card, this was not the top of the list for a visit. To be honest, after a week in Italy, i had been totally religious-arted out and was beginning to empathise...More

1  Thank nOtCelotpie
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