The Archaeological And Sacred Archeological Civic Museum Of Asciano
The Archaeological and Sacred Archeological Civic Museum of Asciano is hosted within Palazzo Corboli, already known as Fattoria Bargagli. The ancient building, of great historical importance and with considerable decorative cycles, represents a rare example of a medieval palatium, and was built by the Bandinelli, merchants and owners of mills of mills and other buildings, in the second decade of the 13th century, years in which The Republic of Siena extended its domains on the territory of Asciano.
Despite the important transformations suffered over the centuries, the palace still retains some original parts, such as the Aristotle Room and the Sala delle Seasons, where the two cycles of fourteenth-century allegorical frescoes stand out to Christopher of Bindoccio and Meo of Pero, in which they were transmitted Ethical and political messages aimed at the people who attended these spaces.
The route of the Sacred Art Section of the Palazzo Corboli Museum proposes the works of the greatest artists Sienese from the XIII to the 17th century: you can admire the birth of the Virgin of the Master of Observance, Ambrogio Lorenzetti, and again Taddeo di Bartolo, Matteo Di Giovanni , Rutilio Manetti, Bernardino Mei and Francesco Nasini, as well as some wooden sculptures including those of Francesco di Valdambrino and Giovanni Pisano stand out.
These are works by Sienese artists who celebrate, in the "province" and after a century, the tradition of the city painting of the fourteenth century masters to demonstrate a strand of commimits of the nascent agricultural aristocracy. Noteworthy is the collection of liturgical goldsmiths and furnishings.