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Museum of Sacred Art at San Francesco

Originally a hospice for Franciscans travelling between Florence and Siena

Via di S. Francesco

Located in the former convent of San Francesco, built in the first half of the 16th century as a hospice for Franciscans travelling between Florence and Siena, the museum houses a collection of paintings, sculptures and liturgical hangings from the 13th–19th centuries. Of particular note is a 16th-century Lamentation over the Dead Christ in polychrome terracotta, attributed to Baccio da Montelupo, and a small group of sculptures, two of which date to the first half of the 15th century. The archaeological section includes items from the Etruscan, Roman and Medieval ages found in the local area.

Source: Florence APT

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