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The Museum of San Michele, Massa and Cozzile

Museum hosts objects belonging to the Church of Santa Maria Assunta

Massa e Cozzile
The Museum of San Michele is located in the town’s historic center in halls that are adjacent to the Convent Chapel belonging to the Sisters of the Visitandine Order. Said convent was founded during the second half of the XVII century and enlarged from 1714 to 1718. During those four years, the chapel was embellished with painted stucco decorations; today, it is part of the museum tour. Its lovely canvas depicting ‘Saint Mary’s Presentation to the Temple’ was created during this time period and is attributed to Luigi Crespi, the famed painter from Bologna.

The museum’s painting gallery was created in order to uphold and promote the territory’s artistic and cultural heritage. It currently hosts exhibitions and cultural activities. The museum tour includes the eighteenth century chapel and an interesting wood-colored hall designed at the end of the XVIII century. In the Choral Room, inside the reliquary, you’ll find precious liturgical wall hangings. Adjacent rooms also host well-made traditional religious decorations and objects. 

Opening hours:
From June 1 to September 30, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays (4.30pm to 7.30pm)
From October 1 to May 30, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays (3.30pm to 6.30pm)

Admission:
Free

Access for the disabled:

Partial

Contact information:

Piazza Cavour 1A
MASSA E COZZILE (PISTOIA)
tel. 0572/928354

E-mail: m.niccoli@comune.massa-e-cozzile.pt.it
http://www.comune.massa-e-cozzile.pt.it/

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