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Pinacoteca e Museo Civico

Address: Via dei Sarti 1, Volterra, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0588 87580
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Ranked #8 of 21 Attractions in Volterra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Although I am not heavily into religious art, I could not fail to be impressed by many of the exhibits on display.

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Bologna, Italy
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The city of Volterra is a treasure of art and history, but not only for its Etruscan masterpieces. If possible, during the city tour do not forget to spend an hour at this wonderful shrine of italian painting. It is a relatively small collection, but top quality. Among the many Italian museums of this kind, the Art Gallery of Volterra... More 

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Lincolnshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

If you like medieval and Renaissance painting do not miss this gallery. It is also in a wonderful building. You can also look behind the paintings because they are on easels and not attached to the ancient walls.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

I like to spend money (actually, too much!) when it comes to art, especially for visiting museums and exhibitions. However, this museum is overpriced. You actually pay 8 euros for the single visit (you can also buy a cumulative ticket with other museum) which is too much with respect to what you can find inside. Actually, the museum features work... More 

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lanex
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262 reviews 262 reviews
140 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

A 14th century palace filled with art from the 1300s. You can purchase this museum ticket with the Etruscan museum, which makes it reasonable value

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Windsor, England
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83 reviews 83 reviews
4 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We visited with no charge on one of Volterra's Notte Bianca (White Nights). Because the museum had only just opened, there were not too many people and we were able to easily view the paintings. They were very interesting and probably would merit a 4 star if the gallery had been bigger. The shop and other facilities were closed when... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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189 reviews 189 reviews
26 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012 via mobile

This museum has some very fine pictures. I particularly liked Domenico Bigordi's Christ in Glory. You can purchase this museum ticket with the Etruscan museum, which makes it reasonable value.

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NJ
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

You get this art museum included with the Etruscan admission. Both were our favorite museums in Volterra.

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Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

This museum is truly a hidden gem . . . in a less-traveled city . . . but an excellent museum. If you are in Volterra, do not miss the opportunity to spend some time here. A true highlight of our trip to Italy.

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Salem, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

The paintings from the 1300s are very well preserved and interesting. Check out some of the woodworking. Incredibly detailed inlaid wood scenes on cabinets and tables.

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