The alabaster museum is a waste of time. The pinacoteca has a hodge podge of paintings with a couple of standout works. But enormously frustrating for the lack of labels in any language. Probably not rewarding unless you already know Tuscan Renaissance painting in some detail.
One got to see the inside of a large Palace of a 15th century aristocrat. Inside the museum was a lot of Medieval Oil paintings, as well as modern top quality alabaster statues.
Was great to get away from the religious exhibitions and enjoy art fro its own sake. Was fairly quiet while we were there which was also a bonus. A hidden gem. I almost didn't want to comment in case it gets too popular.
This is the highlight of visiting San gimignano. The traipse up 220 steps is well worth the effort. Recommend you do Thi if nothing else
Of all of the 6 museums that were included as part of the Volterra Card, this was not the top of the list for a visit. To be honest, after a week in Italy, i had been totally religious-arted out and was beginning to empathise with what the Goths thought when they sacked Rome. However, this place was a complete... 更多
Absolutely beautiful, definitely worth a trip. Walking through the gallery is absolutely breathtaking and we ate a a cute cafe very close by. While we were there the bells rang and the view of the valley was amazing.
The artistic event (which occurred in 2014 and continues in 2015 in the ''Pinacoteca'' in Volterra and throughout the city) , around Rosso Fiorentino's mannerist masterpiece: ''Deposition'', is further emphasized by the location, where the original canvas is hosted. It is one of the most successful and ingenious art exhibitions I've ever seen! The building itself it is so well... 更多
Great little hill town my daughter wanted to see. Great way to spend an afternoon! Worth the drive to leave the busy cities of Florence and Rome behind.
Thank you for your visit and the beautiful words on Tripadvisor. 更多