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Il Museo d'Arte Sacra della Pieve di Santa Maria Assunta

Santa Maria Assunta’s Museum of Sacred Art

Bientina hosts splendid collection of holy vestments

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The Museum of the parish church of Bientina was inaugurated in December 1993. It hosts one of the area’s finest collections of sacred vestments in precious metal, dating back to the XVI and XVII centuries. More than 120 items are on display including works of art and religious objects such as candlesticks, chalices, reliquaries, trays and lamps. These objects were produced by the most famous silversmith schools of Lucca, Pisa and Florence. The collection also boasts several examples from the Neapolitan school and French school. Visitors won’t want to miss viewing twenty wooden shrines decorated with fine gold leaf, which date back to the middle of the 1700s. The majority of these furnishings were donated to the church after it became host to the relics of St. Valentine. In the museum, you’ll also find precious liturgical vestments from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
(Source: Pisa Tourist Information Office)

Nestled in greenery in the Monte Pisano foothills
Although it vaunts a medieval appearance, Bientina has acquired a more contemporary feel over the years. The town is a superb base for visitors wanting to explore Monte Pisano and the nearby Valdera valley. ...