News 10 November 2020

Crociani Civic Museum and Picture Gallery: temporarily closed due to anti-Covid-19 regulations

Due to the very well-known anti-Covid-19 legislation, the Crociani Civic Museum and Picture Gallery in Montepulciano will remain closed until further notice. This is unfortunate, since this museum is one of the most interesting and precious attractions in the area

Situated in the heart of the old town of Montepulciano, within walking distance of Piazza Grande, this museum is certainly one of the most interesting in the area.

Arranged on 4 floors, it is divided into 5 sections: the archaeological section, the “poliziana” [Montepulciano] section, the display of Della Robbia terracotta works, the Picture Gallery and the “Studiolo” [small study]. There are many beautiful pieces on display, among which are “Sant’Agnese Segni, con in mano il modello della città di Montepulciano” [Saint Agnese Segni, with the model of the town of Montepulciano in her hands], attributed with certainty to Domenico Beccafumi, and “Ritratto di gentiluomo” [Portrait of a Gentleman] by Caravaggio. The picture gallery also houses the “Sacra Famiglia con San Giovannino” [Holy Family with young Saint John] by Sodoma, several Della Robbia terracottas, which are truly stirring, and the “Madonna col bambino” [Virgin and Child] by Signorelli.