Palazzo Corboli and the Museum of Archaeology and Sacred Art
From Etruscan civilisation to the great works of the Sienese Masters
From 1st October to 31st March
Saturdays, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays and feast days, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
From 1st April to 30th September
Saturdays, Sundays and feast days, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Palazzo Corboli, in the historic centre of Asciano, is itself a work of art. Full of frescos of inestimable value, it houses the Museum of Archaeology and Sacred Art. The museum offers a collection of notable examples of painted wooden sculpture, among them a Crucifixion by Giovanni Pisano and the Annunciation by Francesco di Valdambrino.
It also has a considerable collection of paintings on panels by great fourteenth- and fifteenth-century masters such as Ambrogio Lorenzetti, the Maestro dell’Osservanza (Master of the Observance), Pietro di Giovanni d’Ambrogio, Matteo di Giovanni and Giovanni di Paolo. The Museum also houses sacred furnishings and objects from numerous churches in the area, as well as a collection of ceramics, proof of a continuing artisan tradition. The second and third floors are dedicated to the Archaeological Department, which preserves ancient fragments documenting the Etruscan settlements of the Alta Valle dell’Ombrone (Upper Ombrone Valley).