The Lucignano Municipal Museum

Admire one of the masterpieces of Italian gold and silversmith work

The Lucignano Municipal Museum is housed on the ground floor of the ancient Palazzo Pretorio, which today is also the Town Hall of Lucignano. In this palazzo, the Sala della Cancelleria (the chancellery), where local trials used to be held, is worth visiting for the fifteenth century frescoes which decorate the ceiling. These frescoes, which depict a series of illustrious people, are thought to be by Sienese artists. The museum itself was opened in 1924. Most of the paintings on display are part of the Sienese school and date from the thirteenth to the seventeenth centuries. The museum also includes displays of gold and silverware and sacred decorations.

Among the most important pieces in the museum are the paintings by Lippo Vanni, Bartolo di Fredi and Luca Signorelli. There’s also an interesting twelfth century painting of the Crucifixion by an unknown Sienese painter. The museum’s most important piece though is the large silver, gilded copper reliquary of San Francesco. This reliquary also goes by the name of ‘Albero di Lucignano’ (‘Tree of Lucignano’), thanks to its six arms. It was made between 1350 and 1476 by goldsmiths from Arezzo and Siena and is one of the masterpieces of Italian gold and silversmith work.

Opening hours
October 5 – March 28: Friday 2pm-5pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
April 1 – September 30: Thursday – Sunday 10am-1pm and 3pm-6pm
From 17/03/08 Monday, Thursday and Friday: 10am-1pm and 2:30pm-5:30pm; Saturday and Sunday: 10am-1pm and 2:30pm-5pm

Entry fee
€2,00 for students 18 years and under, over 65 years, members of the Touring Club and groups
Free for children 6 years and under

Disabled access

In part

Contact information
piazza del Tribunale 22
Lucignano (Arezzo)
Telephone 0575 838001; 0575 8380035 (ufficio cultura)

Here you can also visit the church of St. Francis and the Collegiate
The town of Lucignano, with its almost 3,500 inhabitants, is in the province of Arezzo. HISTORY The capital town is on a ridge opposite that of the ancient Medicean Fortress that dominates the Val di Chiana at a height of more than 400m above sea level. ...