The Civic Museum, Pistoia’s principal museum, winds its way through the first two floors and mezzanine of Pistoia’s city hall. This beautiful palace vaunts the most important examples of Pistoian art, with pieces ranging from the 14th to 20th century.
In the atrium we find Marino Marini's work entitled Miracolo, a bronze sculpture donated to the city by the author himself in 1975. Miracolo depicts a bolted horse attempting to unseat its rider due to an unexpected event. Other works by this important artist are preserved in the former Chiesa del Tau.
The cellars of the Episcopal Palace, the episcopal seat from the 11th to 18th century, offer visitors a unique and fascinating archaeological journey; head to the Cathedral Museum to admire precious gold and silver treasures, including Lorenzo Ghiberti’s reliquary of San Jacopo, rare sacred garments and liturgical furnishings. Walking through its halls is like stepping back in time, a mysterious journey through Pistoia’s age-old secrets.