Art is in the air
When you look around and catch glimpses of the elegant architecture of the palaces, churches, courtyards and arcades that makes up Citta di Castello, you have the impression that “Art is in the air”. There is a delicate balance between the old and the new, the ancient and the contemporary. The town has always been a crossroads for artistic and cultural movements and treasures can be found here from all periods including the middle ages, the renaissance and the present day. Such vast wealth in so small an area has created a unique and beautiful museum.
During the renaissance the town was very important and famous painters and architect were summoned to decorate it
During the renaissance the town was very important and famous painters and architect were summoned to decorate it. One of the first was the young Raphael who produced some of his earliest works between 1499 and 1504. These can be found in the Palazzo Vitelli alla Cannoniera which houses the Pinacoteca Comunale, along with works by Signorelli, Raffaellino del Colle, Lorenzo Ghiberti and Pomarancio. From the palace garden you can also admire the decorated façade designed by Gherardi and Vasari.
Ciascuno con una sua propria identità culturale
There are other museum in town as well. Each one contains numerous artistic treasures and has its own cultural identity and together they form a whole which becomes a “town museum”. The Museo del Duomo has an important collection of sacred art as well as two important masterpieces – “Christ in glory” by Rosso Fiorentino and “Madonna and Child” by Pinturicchio. The elegant Albizzini Palace houses the works by Alberto Burri that were created between 1948 and 1989 (tar, sacks, wood, plastic, cellotex) and the vast spaces of the “Ex seccatoi del tabacco” are home to the paintings and sculptures of the years 1974 – 1993.
Via della Cannoniera, 22/A
Tel. 075 8520656 – 075 8554202 fax 075 8527574
Dal 1° aprile al 31 ottobre: 10.00 -13.00 / 14.30 -18.30
Dal 1° novembre al 31 marzo: 10.00 -13.00 / 15.00 – 18.00 Chiuso: lunedì, salvo festivi e prefestivi
Via Albizzini,1 – Tel.075 8554649
Palazzo Albizzini, Ex Seccatoi del Tabacco (Grandi Cicli e Opera Grafica Permanente):
Orari dal 1° giugno al 30 settembre
Dal martedì al venerdì: 10-13 / 14.30 -18.30
sabato, domenica e festivi: 10,30 -18,30 (continuato)
Dal 1° ottobre al 31 maggio
Dal martedì al venerdì: 9-12,30 / 14.30 -18 sabato, domenica e festivi: 10 -18 (continuato)
Chiuso lunedì (ad eccezione dei festivi e prefestivi)
Museo del Duomo
Piazza Gabriotti, 3/a – Tel. 075 8554705
Orari: Dal 1° aprile al 31 Ottobre: 10.00 – 13.00 / 15.30 – 18.00
Dal 1° novembre al 31 marzo: 10.00 – 12.30 / 15.00 – 17.00 Chiuso: Lunedì
Centro delle Tradizioni Popolari e Museo Malacologico MALAKOS
Località Villa Garavelle Tel.
Tel. 075 8552119 – 331 130 8657 (Prof. Bini)
Orari: Dal 1° aprile al 31 ottobre: 10.00 -12.30 / 15.00 – 18.30 Dal 1° novembre al 31 marzo: 10.00 – 12.30 / 14.30 – 18.00 Chiuso: Lunedì, salvo festivi e prefestivi