Asciano, Palazzo Corboli Museum

Civic Museum of Archeology and Sacred Art at Palazzo Corboli

Explore Etruscan and Sacred Art collections

Corso Matteotti 122
After a complex restoration campaign, the museum inside the Palazzo Corboli reopened in 2002 with a new exhibit space for the works which had previously been displayed in the Etruscan Museum and the Sacred Art Museum. The second floor offers the possibility to admire archeological artifacts uncovered in the last 50 years from excavations in the surrounding areas, testimony of the historical events of the upper Ombrone Valley. Notable among these are the necropolis at Poggione with ivories and bucchero spools; the burial goods at the tumulus of Mulinello with its rare examples of archaic sculpture and metal goods; and the reconstruction of the Poggio Pinci tomb, dated to between the 5th-1st century BCE and holding travertine and tufo urns, red figure ceramics, bronze vases, mirrors and gold jewellery.

The Museum of Sacred Art begins with a series of works which represent local political and religious history, beginning with the 1500s when Asciano became an economic pole, attracting rich Sienese mercantile families. The collection includes a series of paintings by the most important Sienese painters of the 14th-16th centuries: the Master of Observance, Duccio di Buoninsegna, Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Matteo di Giovanni, Rutilio Manetti, Bernardino Mei and Francesco Nasini, not to mention a number of wood sculptures, most notably by Francesco di Valdambrino. It also has collections of ceramics, jewellery and liturgic fittings.

Source: Province of Siena



Cover image credit: Sailko

Asciano rises on a high peak of the Ombrone river valley
The town of Asciano is located in the center of the Crete Senesi, an area that extends south east of Siena. Of medieval origins, Asciano conserves many places of interest, including: the Collegiate Church of Saint Agatha, the Church of Saint Augustine, the Grain Piazza with the Magistrates’ Palace, the Civic Archeology Museum and the Corboli Palace Sacred Art Museum and the Cassioli Museum. ...