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Castiglion Fiorentino

Municipal Gallery in Castiglion Fiorentino

A local collection of sacred works of art

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Castiglion Fiorentino
The Municipal Gallery takes up the hall of the church of Sant’Angelo al Cassero (an originally Medieval building which was constructed in the eleventh century), the adjacent sacristy and the nuns’ choir area on the upper floor. There is a beautiful view of the Valdichiana area from the museum loggia which was carved out of the ancient clock tower. The Gallery began as a part of the ‘Esposizione Umbro Toscano’, an exhibition created with the aim of saving and protecting local works of art. The exhibition was originally held in the Town Hall. The collection is small but the quality of the works of art is very high.Very few changes were made to layout of the collection from when it was first opened to the public by Alessandro del Vita in 1920, until when it was moved to the Cassero on 25th May 1991.The collection on display in the Municipal Gallery today is mainly made up of works of art that come from the churches and monasteries in and around Castiglion Fiorentino.

A Medieval section has recently been inaugurated. There are many interesting works of art on display, in particular, there is the early twelfth century ‘Croce con il Cristo Trionfante’ by an unknown Aretine artist; the mid-thirteenth century ‘San Francesco di Margarito d’Arezzo’; the ‘Madonna col Bambino’ by Taddeo Gaddi (1325 circa); two parts of a polyptych depicting the ‘Sposalizio di Santa Caterina’ by Giovanni di Paolo (1457) and the ‘San Michele Arcangelo e le Stigmate di San Francesco’ by Bartolomeo della Gatta (1485 circa). There is also some interesting goldsmith work, including a thirteenth century French Holy Cross and a reliquary bust of Sant’Orsola from the third decade of the fourteenth century.

Opening hours
Summer: open every day (except Monday): 10am-12:30pm and 4pm-6:30pm (on public holidays and the days preceding public holidays, the gallery closes at 7pm)
Winter: open every day (except Monday): 10am-12:30pm and 3:30pm-6pm

Entry fee
€2,00 for students
€5,00 for a ticket which includes all the museums on Castliglione (€3,00 for students)
Edumuseicard holders and TCI members €2,00 (€3,00 for a ticket which includes all the museums in Castiglione)

Disabled access
In part

Contact information
via del Cassero
Castiglion Fiorentino (Arezzo)
Telephone 0575 657466
E-mail info@icec-cf.it
Castiglion Fiorentino
A medieval village with an Estruscan heart
Castiglion Fiorentino is an ancient village, very popular among the Etruscans and during the Roman era, which has kept its medieval walls almost entirely intact, dominated over by the Cassero fortress. It’s no coincidence that in the village piazza archaeologists have discovered a sacred area dating back to the 5th century BCE. ...