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Museo Civico di Pistoia ( Palazzo del Commune)

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A small museum, worth a visit

Pistoia is a lovely little town and this museum is well located in the centre. It is not large and... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2015
Florence, Italy
Great building, small museum

The building itself is great, a real eye catcher when you enter the square. We did go and see the... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2014
Arnhem, The Netherlands
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Oct 17, 2018
“Interesting museum”
Oct 31, 2016
“A good museum on local art history”
Piazza del Duomo 1, 51100, Pistoia, Italy
+39 0573 371296
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

The museum is located in the beautiful Palazzo del Commune at the central square of Pistoia. It was founded in the late 19th century, to be officially opened in 1922. There are numerous paintings, sculptures and artefacts on display in the museum, mostly the works...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Borzov
Reviewed 31 October 2016

It was evident that very few people visit the museum but still the staff was very friendly and the museums is kept well and clean. Some of the paintings are very interesting and worth a visit, however there is no masterpieces. If you have time...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank PierreBMalta
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Being over 60 this museum is free of charge, or else a few EUR. If you expect a Florence type super museum you are not satisfied here. But we enjoyed a rather extensive collection of paintings from the 12th to the 19th century very much...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank RudiS770
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

Located in the centre of town this museum is key to understanding the area and especially the duomo. Guided tours, in English and Italian, cost a few euros with staff that are very knowledgeable. There is also a section of the museum that is in...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank HRP100
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Pistoia is a lovely little town and this museum is well located in the centre. It is not large and only takes a short time to visit. A well -trained and informative guide is assigned to take you around. Tour times are on the door....More

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank TrishEn
Reviewed 17 October 2014

The building itself is great, a real eye catcher when you enter the square. We did go and see the museum. Some nice paintings and Marquette of well known buildings. Only when you visit the museum, you can also make pictures out off the window...More

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank Urssie
Reviewed 16 October 2014

We were in Pistoia for a day trip from Lucca, and after the Duomo we were quite taken with the building, the Palazzo del Commune, that houses the Museo Civico in the same piazza. The building itself is stunning, and we wanted to see the...More

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank Georginarose
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Not the Uffizi, but this small museum owns a rare Coppo di Marcobaldo, one of the earliest painters to adapt the style of Byzantine art. It's remarkable. See it if you can avoid Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays when they are closed.

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank ScoopTraveler
Reviewed 19 July 2013

This seems to be a museum of leftovers. Some decent Jesus & Maria's on the ground floor. Do check out St. John making a heavy metal 'death wish' hand gesture on the first triptych, right after the entrance. Hilarious portrays on the third floor: ugly...More

Date of experience: July 2013
2  Thank Tapirtales
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