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The Collection of Sacred Art at Staggia – Poggibonsi

The church displays paintings by masters of the 15th century including Antonio del Pollaiolo

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The church of Santa Maria Assunta at Staggia was originally a romanesque building, but was heavily renovated at the beginning of the 20th century.The works of art in the church have been gathered in an adjacent room for conservation and security reasons. The small collection includes important works, most significantly a painting by Antonio del Pollaiolo. The collection is a concentration of the historic events of the strategic Castle of Staggia which was often a point of contention between the Sienese and the Florentines. For this reason, between the 14th and 16th centuries the church was able to commission important works of art from both Florentine and Siense artists.

Opening hours:

April 1-October 31: Saturdays 3pm-5:30pm;Other days and other periods: by request to the custodian or parish priest.

Entrance by donation.

The church is not accessible to wheelchair users.

The council of Poggibonsi is in the province of Siena and has a population of about 27,000 inhabitants
That which is today’s town centre was the ancient “Borgo Marturi”, a holding of the abbey and of the Marturi castle, already established in the XII century. Its position is in fact enviable, being an unavoidable point of passage for the pilgrims on the Via Francigena, on their way to Rome, as well as a zone of boundary between the states of Florence, Siena and Volterra. ...