The Museo Civico (“City Museum”) of Pistoia is housed in the city’s town hall, the Palazzo del Comune, better known as the Palazzo degli Anziani.
Museo Civico Pistoia
Address, Opening Hours and Admission
Address: Piazza del Duomo, 1 – 51100 Pistoia (tel. +39 0573371296). Opening hours of museums: Thursday to Sunday + holidays from 10:00 to 18:00; Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 to 14:00. Entrance fee: 3,50. Free of charge: Under 18s, 60+. The museum is accessible to the disabled.
History Museo Civico Pistoia
The City Museum of Pistoia was founded in 1922. The collection of this most important museum of the city is characterized by paintings, sculptures and other art objects from a period that spans the 13th to the 20th century.
Most of the objects in the museum come from private estates and from churches that no longer exist.
The 16th century panels almost all have the Sacra Conversazione (“the Holy Conversation,” a compositional form in painting in which Mary is talking to a number of saints) as their subject.
An entire section of the museum is dedicated to 20th century painters from Pistoia itself.
The “Portrait of Pope Clement IX” is a copy by Maratta from 1669.
“The Allegory of the Reign of the Medici over Pistoia” dates from 1666 and was painted by Giacinto Gemignani.
Coppo di Marcolvaldo was responsible for “Saint Francis, Events from his Life and Miracles after his Death.”