Volterra Picture Gallery and Civic Museum
The collections from the Corrado Ricci Picture Gallery (located in Palazzo dei Priori until 1982), and other works from the Conservatorio di San Lino in San Pietro from the Spedali Riuniti in Volterra and from the Guarnacci Museum, are now exhibited in Palazzo Minacci Solaini, a wonderful historic building in Via Santi.
The picture gallery contains 14th to 17th century works by leading artists from Florence, Siena including Taddeo di Bartolo, Benvenuto di Giovanni, Daniele di Volterra, Francesco di Neri, and Giovanni Pisano. Two of the most beautiful are Rosso Fiorentino’s The Deposition and Ghirlandaio’s large altar piece of Christ in Glory.
There are also two paintings on wood by Pietre de Witte, the Adoration of the Shepherds and the Mourning the Dead Christ.
As well as paintings there are various 11th and 12th century marble sculptures and a wooden group by Francesco di Valdambrino (15th century)
The medal exhibition with works by Pisanello and Matteo de' Pasti and a precious coin collection is well worth a visit.