Places of worship

The Bernardini Fatti Museum

Italy’s first museum on glass windows

Via Giovanni Buitoni, 9
The museum is located in the church of San Giovanni Battista, one of the oldest churches in Sansepolcro. The church, which was likely built in 1126, doesn’t contain the original altar or any sacred furnishings or objects, but it still has several fresco from the 1300s. Piero della Francesca’s Baptism of Christ, which is now on display at the National Gallery of London, was made for this church. The panels that accompanied this work, by Matteo di Giovanni, are located in the Civic Museum of Sansepolcro.
 
The museum collection is the first ever in Italy to gather and exhibit sacred glass artworks and windows. It displays the masterworks of artists from the 1800s to the 1900s, and the collection also includes a group of panels, sketches, publications and over 40 engravings from the late 1700s.
 
Among the noteworthy works displayed are a crucifix from the Morris Chapel in Gildestone, made by an English pre-Rafael artist, and works by the Milanese firm, Corvaja e Bazzi, specialized in glassmaking.
 
Disabled access: No
 
Contact (ITA): beniculturali.it
Sansepolcro
THE VILLAGE OF TOWERS AND PALACES THAT RISES FROM THE APENNINE MOUNTAINS, BIRTHPLACE OF PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA
Sansepolcro is a town nestled at the foot of the Apennine Mountains, a gateway to Tuscany that rules the Upper Tiber Valley. This sprawling green mountainous terrain skims the Alpe della Luna and the Massa Trabaria area, bordering Umbrian hills, the mountains of Arezzo and the Catenaia Alps. Legend has it that Sansepolcro’s mystic origins trace back to the pilgrim saints Arcano and Egidio. ...
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