Museo Civico (Civic Museum), Siena

Museo Civico (Civic Museum), Siena (must see)

The Civic Museum is on the first floor of the Public Palace and features wonderful works of art. The main attraction is different rooms adorned with elaborate frescoes. Don't miss Simone Martini's 1315 Virgin Mary in Majesty and Ambrogio Lorenzetti's Allegories of Good and Bad Government.

On the second floor of the museum, you'll find the Sala del Risorgimento. This 19th-century fresco depicts the reunification period. In the Military Court, father and son artists Spinello and Parri Aretino recreate the life of Pope Alexander III. Pope Alexander III was born in Siena and was Pope from 1159 to 1181.

The Hall of the Council of Clergymen is resplendent with ceiling frescoes completed in 1535 by Domenico Beccafumi. The Chapel entrance hall features frescoes completed in 1415 by Taddeo di Bartolo. The Chapel has frescoes by Giovanni Antonio and contains a wooden choir. In the Vestibule, visitors will marvel at the bronze wolf, a symbol of Siena.

In the Hall of the World Map, you'll find the knock-out Virgin Mary in Majesty fresco by Simone Martini. The Hall of Nine is the room where the Council of Nine met; here, you will find one of the most important secular paintings of the time. The Allegories of Good and Bad Government was painted in 1339 by Ambrogio Lorenzetti and shows Justice, Wisdom, Virtue, and Peace scenes.

Operation hours: November 1 - March 15: 10 am - 6 pm; March 16 - October 31: 10 am - 7 pm

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Sight Name: Museo Civico (Civic Museum)
Sight Location: Siena, Italy (See walking tours in Siena)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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