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Antico Palazzo dei Vescovi
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Antico Palazzo dei Vescovi

Pistoia, Italy

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Antico Palazzo dei Vescovi

Pistoia, Italy

Antico Palazzo dei Vescovi

The Ancient Palace of the Bishops, located in Piazza del Duomo in Pistoia, is attested since 1091. Initially a fortified residence, in the 12th century it acquired the appearance of a noble residence. Among the many features, the building housed the sacristy of San Jacopo, created between 1163 and 1170, in which the theft of Vanni Fucci narrated by Dante in the XXIV canto of the Inferno took place. In the 16th century the building saw considerable elegance but it began to prove to be lacking in service areas, so much so that the bishop. In the following decades, sold to private individuals, it was profoundly altered, increasing the number of internal floors and heavily modifying the facades. In 1976 the Cassa di Risparmio of Pistoia and Pescia began a complex restoration of the building completed in 1980, with the recovery of most of the structures and the original appearance. Today, the Palazzo dedicated to one of the vertices of the Pistoia Musei Foundation, dedicated to ancient and modern art, is owned by the Fondazione Caript.

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Contact

Fondazione Pistoia Musei
Antico Palazzo dei Vescovi

Piazza del Duomo, 7
51100, Pistoia

Opening hours

    MON 10:00 - 18:00

    TUE 10:00 - 18:00

    WED closed

    THU 10:00 - 18:00

    FRI 10:00 - 18:00

    SAT 10:00 - 18:00

    SUN 10:00 - 18:00

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