The national art gallery, one of the most fascinating museums in Tuscany, is located in Palazzo Buonsignori. It was opened to ... More
The national art gallery, one of the most fascinating museums in Tuscany, is located in Palazzo Buonsignori. It was opened to the public, having been donated by Niccolo Buonsignori. It holds works of great value such as the Madonna of the Franciscans by Duccio di Buoninsegna, as well as works by Lorenzetti, Simone Martini and Francesco di Giorgio Martini. There is also the Nativity by Lorenzo Lotto, a genius who had the misfortune to cross paths with Titian whose brilliance eclipsed Lotto's talent.
The Gallery can be a little hard to find but well worth the effort. The more developed traditional style of the Siennese school provides a refreshing and restful contrast to the, at times, more frenzied Florentine Renaissance drive for innovation. Fortunately most searchers of 'da Vinci' never find the Pinacoteca. A wonderful visit, I look forward to another this year.
This has been an ongoing work par excellence. It was begun at the start of the 14th Century but additions
have been made almost up until the present day. In addition, while some parts were being added, others were ...
Siena is the embodiment of a medieval city. Its inhabitants pursued their rivalry with Florence right into the area of
urban planning. Throughout the centuries, they preserved their city's Gothic appearance, acquired between the 12th and 15th centuries. During ...
This is really the heart and soul of the city, where everything happened and continues to happen. The magnificent architecture
of the square, architecture that has been decorated and modified, but never altered in nature over the centuries, has ...
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