Following Ripa del Sale down from piazza del Duomo (to the right of Palazzo del Comune), you’ll find the 16th-century Rospigliosi Palace, home to the Clemente Rospigliosi Museum, the Diocesan Museum and the Embroidery Museum.
The Rospigliosi Museum is a truly special place for visitors, as it not only houses the family’s 17th-century art gallery, but also original furnishings, carpets and decorations. Neighboring the Rospigliosi Museum you’ll find the Diocesan Museum, a space housing liturgical objects, gold and silver treasures, devotional sculptures and sacred garments from local parishes. On the ground floor you’ll find the delightful Embroidery Museum, a beautiful space that pays homage to this age-old Pistoian tradition. Embroidery techniques have been passed down from generation to generation; to this day, they make up a significant part of the local economy.
Just a few minutes piazza del Duomo, in Corso Silvano Fedi, you’ll find the Marino Marini Museum containing the Pistoian artist's sculptures, drawings and illustrations.