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Pinacoteca Nazionale, Siena

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The Pinacoteca Nazionale is a national museum in Siena, Tuscany, Italy. Inaugurated in 1932, it houses especially late medieval and Renaissance paintings from Italian artists. It is housed in the Brigidi and Buonsignori palaces in the city's center: the former, built in the 14th century, it is traditionally identified as the Pannocchieschi family's residence. The Palazzo Bichi-Buonsignori, although built in the 15th century, has a 19th-century neo-medieval façade based on the city's Palazzo Pubblico.

The gallery has one of the largest collections of Sienese paintings with gold backgrounds from the 14th and 15th centuries.
Works in the gallery include:

Duccio di Buoninsegna's Polyptych N. 28 and Madonna of the Franciscans

Guido da Siena's St. Peter Enthroned

Simone Martini's Blessed Agostino Novello and His Miracles (c. 1330)

Ambrogio Lorenzetti's Annunciation (c. 1344)

Bartolo di Fredi's Adoration of the Magi

Michelino da Besozzo's Mystical Marriage of Saint Catherine (c. 1420)

Il Sodoma's Christ at the Column and Deposition

Domenico Beccafumi's Birth of the Virgin, St. Michael Expelling the Rebel Angels, Coronation of the Virgin, Trinity Triptych, Marriage of St Catherine, Stigmatization of St. Catherine of Siena, St Lucy and Christ in LimboOther artists represented include Ugolino di Nerio, Pietro Lorenzetti, Sassetta, Domenico di Bartolo, Taddeo di Bartolo, Francesco di Giorgio Martini, Matteo di Giovanni, Neroccio di Bartolomeo
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  • This art gallery is on the first and second floors of a building that fronts the Via San Pietro. Cost to enter is Euro8-00 per person and needs to be paid in cash. There are 28 and 30 steps... 
    This art gallery is on the first and second floors of a building that fronts the Via San Pietro. Cost to enter is Euro8-00 per person and needs to be paid in cash. There are 28 and 30 steps...  more »
  • You will likely have this place to yourself, since the great bulk of these paintings are not from a popular period, and the range of subjects is quite limited. There are lovely paintings here, but... 
    You will likely have this place to yourself, since the great bulk of these paintings are not from a popular period, and the range of subjects is quite limited. There are lovely paintings here, but...  more »
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  • We remember one thing. The enormous amount of madonna col bambino.
  • strange museum, there was like an entire floor with just maddona and bambino altarpieces

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