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Museo Civico

Address: Via Ricci, 10 | Palazzo Neri Orselli, 53045 Montepulciano, Italy
Phone Number: 0578 717300
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Type: Museums
Owner description: The civic museum has been located in the Neri Orselli palace since 1957. This palace, is one of the...
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Type: Museums
Owner description: The civic museum has been located in the Neri Orselli palace since 1957. This palace, is one of the very rare examples in Montepulciano that recalls typical Sienese civil architecture from the 1300’s, but it is actually the result of centuries of heavy modifications and adaptations of several buildings fused together: today it has a brick façade of three floors along Via Ricci, a beautiful courtyard with small loggia and well; inside it is spread over 4 different levels. The museum is divided into four main sections: Archeological section, Montepulciano section, Della Robbia section, Art gallery.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We used the museum as a way to get out of the rain and to kill a couple of hours. The museum was very small but had some interesting pieces of art. There was very little English therefore we could only look at the work while not learning much about it.

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Milford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

A wonderful place to spend a couple of hours in Montepulciano. A nice collection of Etruscan items, and a lovely display of pieces by Della Robia. Be sure to go to the topmost floor to see the Museo's Caravaggio, with the wonderful touchscreen interactive they've done to explain its history.

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Bad Salzuflen, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We have visited this museum in august of 2013 and it is a nice visit. But unfortunately the documentation with the paintings is very little and all in Italian. The archeological part of the museum is new and modern, but the paintings gallery requires a bit more attention. But nevertheless it is a great way to pass your time.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

This is a small collection, but the Etruscan material is well presented and the layout is bright, simple and modern. The painting highlights are the mediaeval religious works (from the town's churches) and the recently restored and identified portrait (a rare thing) by Caravaggio.

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Boonah, Australia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Some good Etruscian Exhibits & some good della Robbia's, unfortunately staff not very helpful. It only takes a short time to visit but shows some good examples from a local collection.

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montreal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We spent a couple of hours and learnt about the Etruscan origins of the city. There is a display of decorated urns, as well as a reconstruction of an Etruscan gate. But most of the Museum is dedicated to the eclectic Crociani pinacotheque. There is even a painting recently restorated and attributed to Carravagio and an interactive station to examine... More 

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PA, USA
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Not many people come in here but it is well worth the effort for the curious. It has an excellent collection of Etruscan objects and medieval to renaisance art. If you have a couple of hours in Montepulciano, this is a good place to spend it besides drinking vino nobile.

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Sydney, Australia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

Interesting but all in Italian. We photographed some of the explanations and planned to translate them later.

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