Museo Icone russe di Peccioli
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Museum of Russian Icons - Bigazzi Collection

These works combine ancient spirituality with modern mentality and are representative of a school which is unknown to the Italian public

Piazza del Popolo, 5
Peccioli''s Palazzo Pretorio houses the first Italian museum of Russian icons. The museum is home to sixty icons dating from the 19th to the 20th century, donated to the Commune of Peccioli by Francesco Bigazzi, a journalist of Pecciolese origin who was a correspondent from Poland and Moscow. The museum path named ''Signs from Holy Russia'' begins with a section dedicated to the older icons, representing the Moscow, Kiev and Kazan iconographic schools. Then come the more recent icons, forming the Bigazzi Collection. These works combine ancient spirituality with modern mentality and are representative of a school which is unknown to the Italian public. The Maria Clelia Loppi Collection was added to the Bigazzi Collection in 2003. It consists of 130 18th and 19th century icons depicting the Virgin, the Feasts, the Figures of Saints and the ''rizas'', that is, the icon coverings usually made of silver, brass and seed pearls.

Piazza del Popolo c/o Palazzo Pretorio, 5
56037 -Peccioli
0587-636030
museo@belvederespa.it
http://www.comune.peccioli.pisa.it/index.htm


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The Medieval town of Peccioli towers over the Valdera region
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