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The Museum of Sacred Art in Roccalbegna

The Santissimo Crocifisso Church art collection

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The river Albegna flows through the town of Roccalbegna, surrounded by many pastures and farmland. It is believed that the history of this area stretches back to Etruscan times. The church of S.S. Crocifisso is one of the most important churches in the town. It has a Baroque altar which holds the Santissimo Crocifisso, a beautiful fifteenth century cross which was painted by the Sienese artist Luca di Tommè around 1360.
Roccalbegna's Crucifix
Roccalbegna's Crucifix - Credit: Sailko

There is an oratory connected to the church which was built in 1388 on the site of the town’s very first church. Inside the oratory, there are many works of art by Francesco Nasini on display, as well as a collection of canvas paintings, statues and other items from the surrounding territory such as paintings, sculptures and liturgical pieces.

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A picturesque medieval town like something straight out of a fantasy novel
Mesmerizingly medieval in appearance, Roccalbegna, once owned by the Aldobrandeschi family and later the Siena Republic, is a town that looks like something straight out of a fantasy novel. A daring stronghold perched on a sort of huge massif looms over a handful of houses that make up the town. ...