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Pinacoteca e Museo Civico

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Address: Via Dei Sarti 1, 56048, Volterra, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0588 87580
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Great museum of Medieval Art

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jeff W
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Jeff W
Stuttgart
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

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.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

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

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Again one of the Volterra 6 and parts one of the real highlights. It was very quiet when we visited. Very good exhibition of pop icons including the Beatles and Stones. Fascinating film exhibition with a film show to watch. Definitely worth a visit especially if you have bought a Volterra card and are not tired by the overload of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

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... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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.

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Alessandro F, Direttore at Pinacoteca e Museo Civico, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and the beautiful words on Tripadvisor. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We had a pass which allowed us to see all the Volterra sights within 72 hours so we gave this a whirl. There was a special exhibit which was moderately interesting.

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