Museo comunale del Cassero
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The Cassero Municipal Museum

Celebrating an ancient tradition

Monte San Savino
The Cassero is a wonderful example of a Medieval fort built between 1382 and 1384 by the Sienese and the architect, Bartolo di Bartolo. The municipal museum is housed within this fort. The town of Monte San Savino has been at the heart of ceramics production for centuries, specialising in particular in more popular pieces. The museum was opened to celebrate this strong local tradition and to document its history in Monte San Savino and the Valdichiana region. The museum also supports and provides a point of reference for the many ceramics artisans still at work in the town.
The museum was opened in 1989 as a permanent extension to the annual ceramics exhibitions which were held by the local council from 1971. The museum has since become an important point of reference in the field of ceramics production throughout the province. The section of the museum dedicated to popular pieces is of particular interest and contains items from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. There are also several older pieces (Deruta) and ceramics by more contemporary artists (Salvatore Cipolla and Sergio Guidi). There is also an interesting fourteenth century Sienese wooden crucifix and a sixteenth century Madonna attributed to a pupil of Andre Contucci, also known as ‘il Sansovino’.

Opening hours
1st November – 31st March: Wednesday to Friday 9am-1pm and Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 9am-1pm and 4pm-7pm
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
1st April – 30th October: Tuesday 9am-1pm, Wednesday to Friday 9am –1pm and 4pm-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-1pm and 2:30pm-7:30pm

Entry fee

Free

Disabled Access
No

Contact information
piazza Gamurrini
Monte San Savino (Arezzo)
Telephone 0575 843098;
E-mail turismo@citymonte.it
www.comune.monte-san-savino.ar.it/Turismo/CentroStorico/ilCassero.htm

 
Monte San Savino
An ancient village rich in archaeological and architectural testimonies
Found on the western slopes of the Val di Chiana, in the province of Arezzo, Monte San Savino has a population of approximately 8,000 inhabitants. Monte San Savino was created from the occupation of an ancient and abandoned Roman settlement by the Goths and the Longobards in the early Middle Ages during which they abandoned the plains and retreated to hills and hummocks that were easier to ...
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