The collection includes about 1000 works of all kinds, classical, late antique, mediaeval, up to the 18th century. There are paintings, miniatures, bronze, copper, ivory and wooden statues, glassware, tin-glazed pottery and art objects which document the taste and culture of Italian and European art.
The so-called “primitives” are a particularly precious part of the collection, with over 70 panels by Pietro Lorenzetti, Bernardo Daddi, Lippo Memmi, Lippo di Benivieni, Lorenzo di Bicci, Barnaba da Modena, Paolo di Giovanni Fei, Sassetta, as well as many tempera works and canvases by artists such as Vincenzo Foppa, Antonio Vivarini, Bergognone, a probable early Raphael, Pontormo, Titian, Tintoretto, Sebastiano del Piombo, Giovanni Cariani, Gentile and Giovanni Bellini, Bernardo Bellotto, Canaletto.
Click here to see the most important works in the museum rooms
• Room I - The liturgical objects
• Room II - The illuminated miniatures
• Room III - The archaeological antiquarium
• Room IV - The fondi oro (panels with gold grounds)
• Room V - The 15-th century paintings
• Room VI - The 16-th century paintings
• Room VII - The portraits
• Room VIII - The foreign artists
• Room IX - The 17-th century paintings
• Room X - The 18-th century paintings
• Room XI - The bronze and marble sculptures
• Room XII - The glass, terracotta and majolica objects
• Room XII - The "Chamber of Marvels"
• Room XIII - The still lives