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Museo Civico e Diocesano d'Arte Sacra

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Museo Civico e Diocesano d'Arte Sacra Review

This fine museum is housed in a building that once belonged to 13th-century Augustinian monks. The ticket booth is in the glorious refurbished cloister, and the sacred art collection, gathered from churches throughout the region, is displayed on two floors in former monastic quarters. Though the art here might be called "B-list," a fine altarpiece by Bartolo di Fredi (circa 1330–1410), the Coronation of the Virgin, makes dazzling use of gold. In addition, there's a striking 12th-century crucifix that originally adorned the high altar of the church of Sant'Antimo. Also on hand are many wood sculptures, a typical medium in these parts during the Renaissance.

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  • Address: Via Ricasoli 31, Montalcino, 53024 | Map It
  • Phone: 0577/846014
  • Cost: €8
  • Hours: Nov.–Mar., Tues.–Sun. 10–1 and 2–4; Apr.–Oct., Tues.–Sun. 10–6
  • Location: Montalcino
Updated: 12-05-2013

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