Pinacoteca Nazionale, Siena

Pinacoteca Nazionale, Siena (must see)

The Pinacoteca Nazionale is a national museum inaugurated in 1932, housing especially late medieval and Renaissance paintings from Italian artists. The gallery has one of the largest collections of Sienese paintings with gold backgrounds from the 14th and 15th centuries. Valuable works by international painters donated by art collectors are also displayed.

Two palaces, the Brigidi and Buonsignori house the Pinacoteca Nazionale Art Gallery in Siena. The Brigidi palace is a 14th century building that served as the residence of the Pannocchieschi family. The Buonsignori palace is a 15th century building although its façade dates back to the 19th century. The art collection was founded by the Abbott Giuseppe Ciaccheri in the 18th century and was expanded through donations and acquisitions. The Italian government took over the museum in 1930 and from 1977, the museum displayed works by international artists. The second floor of the Pinacoteca Nazionale has a valuable collection of Sienese paintings on gold backgrounds from the 14th and 15th centuries. They are documented and displayed in chronological order at the gallery. The first floor has works of Sienese artists from the 15th century onwards. The Spannocchi Collection added in 1977 has works by Northern and Flemish masters. The ground floor is dedicated to cartoons, sketches and sculpture displays. Well known Sienese artists featured at the gallery are Sodoma, the Lorenzetti brothers and Simone Martini.

Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 8:15 am-7:15 pm; Monday, Sunday and holidays: 9 am-1 pm.
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Sight Name: Pinacoteca Nazionale
Sight Location: Siena, Italy (See walking tours in Siena)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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