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Percorso Archeological e Capitolare Museum:
the Percorso is housed in the ancient Palazzo dei Vescovi to the right of the Cathedral (a mediaeval structure built between the 12th and 13th Centuries. It’s positioned in the underground areas of the building and is laid out following a chronological route, further sub-divided in typological sections connected by the pieces on show. There is also evidence of digs which document the archaeological stratification below before the building’s construction. On the ground floor instead, the visit to the Capitolare Museum begins with relics from the 14th and 15th Centuries and contains the Chapel of San Niccolò dating back to the 12th/13th Centuries.


Palazzo del Comune – Museo Civico (Communal Building – Civic Museum):

the other side of the Duomo Square is dominated by the solemn architecture of the Communal Building, where construction began at the beginning of 1294 and continued until 1353, subsequently undergoing further modifications and additions. On the first floor of the building – after visiting the Guelphs, Ghibellines and main rooms – visitors can enter the Civic Museum, re-arranged in 1982: the nucleus consists mainly of collections from religious institutions originating from the suppression of the 18th and 19th centuries. The most conspicuous part is that regarding the paintings on the tablets from Romanesque times to the 14th Century.


Palazzo Rospigliosi:
the name derives from one of the most important families in the ancient history of Pistoia, who were rich medieval merchants and then it was devoted to the manufacturing industry. The family was also honoured by the election of a Pope from one of its members: Pope Clemente IX. The building hosts the Museum, which carries the name of the family itself (with a rich collection of paintings) and the new Diocesan Museum with beautiful examples of sacred jewellery.


“Marino Marini” Documentation Centre:
is positioned in the convent annex complex of the Church of S. Antonio dei Frati del Tau (the name derives from the Tau sign in blue enamelling, inspired by the one worn by the brothers on their cloaks). The centre conserves an entire collection of graphic works from the great artist born in Pistoia, one of the most notorious sculpturers of a worldwide level, regarding the 20th Century. Some sculptures are also preserved here, together with watercolours and oils.

 

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