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Museo Diocesano di Arte Sacra

  • Via Roma 13 Map It
  • Volterra

Published 06/07/2016

Fodor's Review

The religious-art collection housed in the Bishop's Palace was collected from local churches, and includes an unusual reliquary by Antonio Pollaiolo with the head of St. Octavian in silver resting on four golden lions. There's also a fine terra-cotta bust of St. Linus by Andrea della Robbia (1435–1525/28). Two paintings are noteworthy: Rosso Fiorentino's (1495–1540) Madonna di Villamagna and Daniele da Volterra's (1509–66) Madonna di Ulignano, named for the village churches in which they were originally placed. As of this writing, the museum was closed for restoration, and no reopening date had been announced.

Sight Information

Address:

Palazzo Vescovile, Via Roma 13, Volterra, Tuscany, 56048, Italy

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Phone:

0588-86290

Sight Details:

  • €8, includes admission to Museo Etrusco Guarnacci and Pinacoteca

Published 06/07/2016

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