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The Collegiate of San Lorenzo Museum of Sacred Art in Montevarchi

Visit the small Della Robbia temple and admire the numerous liturgical objects on display

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The Collegiate of San Lorenzo Museum of Sacred Art in Montevarchi is housed in the buildings next to the Collegiate. It documents the history of figurative arts in this area, in particular the work which came from the Fraternity of the Sacro Latte, an institution connected to the church of San Lorenzo.The items on display come from the Collegiate of San Lorenzo and the church of Sant’Andrea a Cennano. In 1993, an early fifteenth century fresco and a devotional painting from 1666 were added to the collections.

The most important work in the museum is the small Della Robbia temple, which has been restored to look just as it did before it was taken apart at the start of the eighteenth century. This temple housed a reliquary containing the milk of the Madonna. There is an interesting Della Robbia relief decoration which depicts the reliquary being delivered. Visitors can also see the numerous liturgical items on display, such as a cross by the Florentine goldsmith Piero di Martino Spigliati (sixteenth century).

Opening hours
Thursday: 10am-12pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am-12pm and 4pm-6pm
To book a visit outside the normal opening hours, please call 339 3512801

Entry fee
€2,00 groups of 15 or more people
€1,00 students

Disabled access

Contact information
via Isidoro Del Lungo 4
Montevarchi (Arezzo)
Telephone 055 980468
E-mail museo.artesacrasanlorenzo@gmail.com

The very name of Montevarchi gives us a clue of its strategic position, intermediary between Arezzo, Florence and Siena
In the town, of 21,000 inhabitants, you can admire the Palazzo del Podestà and the Collegiate of St. Laurence, that holds the important Museum of Sacred Art. Among the most valuable works held by the museum there is the 15th century Tempietto by Andrea della Robbia and the gilded, wooden one, a reliquary created by Giovanni del Brina in 1567. ...