Cavriglia
Places of worship

The San Giovanni Battista Church Museum of Sacred Art in Cavriglia

Discover the treasures of the church of San Giovanni Battista and the town’s monastery

Cavriglia
The San Giovanni Battista Church Museum of Sacred Art is housed in the oratory of the Nome di Gesù (the Name of Jesus) Society, adjacent to the left nave of the ancient church of San Giovanni Battista. It is not known when the oratory was originally built, although its current structure is due to renovation work carried out on the building at the end of the eighteenth century. The museum was created in order to preserve and celebrate local artistic heritage. The public can now admire works of art which tell the story of religious devotion in the area. All the items on display come from the church itself and from the other churches in Monastero and Montaio. There are some fascinating glazed terracotta sculptures by Benedetto Buglioni that date back to the end of the fifteenth and start of the sixteenth century and a cross which is thought to have been made in the second half of the twelfth century.

Opening hours
By appointment only in winter and summer. Saturday and Sunday: 9am-12pm and 3pm-7pm

Entry fee
Free

Disabled access
Yes

Contact information
piazza Umberto I, 4
Cavriglia (Arezzo)
Telephone 0559 166528
E-mail parrocchiacavriglia@jomox.org
www.comune.cavriglia.ar.it

 
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