Civic Museum and Crociani Painting Gallery

The museum showcases about 180 paintings donated to the city of Montepulciano

Via Ricci 10, Montepulciano

Montepulciano Civic Museum has been located in the XIV century Palazzo Neri Orselli since 1954. It hosts around 180 paintings from the 14th - 19th centuries which were collected and donated to the city by the art collector and primicerius of the Cathedral Francesco Crociani.

The gallery includes history paintings, sacred and profane figures, portraits, landscapes, genre scenes, and still lifes. Alongside these, the visitor will find important works that came into the collection during the suppression of local convents in the 1800s, a series of Robbiana terracottas from the 1500s and a rich section of Etruscans and Romans finds from the territory of Montepulciano.

The hamlet of Montepulciano, the birth-place of ‘Noble wine’
Montepulciano is nestled between the Val D’Orcia and Val di Chiana. Built along the narrow top of a limestone hill, this beautiful medieval village seems to be the natural continuation of the landscape on which it was built. ...