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castello del Volterraio

The Pinacoteca and Civic Museum of Palazzo Minucci Solaini

These sculptures and paintings from Volterra give a panoramic view of Tuscan art from the 1200s to the 1600s

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Since 1982, the museum has been located in Palazzo Minucci Solaini, a private 15th-century residence that is characterized by the style of Cronaca and Baccio d'Agnolo.The numerous artworks displayed there demonstrate the important role Volterra had in the history of art in Tuscany, alongside the cities of Florence, Siena and Pisa. Instituted by art historian Corrado Ricci, also general director of the Belle Arti, the museum was reorganized after it was transferred to Palazzo Solaini from Palazzo dei Priori. Artworks were also added to the collection in the move; however the museum’s general layout has not changed since its inception in the early 1900s.

The first part of the collection was selected by Ricci himself from the artworks present throughout the territory. Other artworks from the Volterra area were added to the collection to better conserve them.

Opening hours: March 16 to November 2, every day from 9am-7pm. November 3 to March 15, every day from 8:30am-1:30pm. Closed December 25 and January 1.

Price: 8 euro cumulative ticket with the Guarnacci Museum and the Dioceses Museum; 5 euro reduced for students, adults over 60 years and groups of more than 20 people; 3 euro for schools; 18 euro for families (parents and children).

Disabled access: No

via dei Sarti 1
Tel. 0588 87580
E-mail: a.furiesi@comune.volterra.pi.it

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