Here you can admire the most intense and poignant works of Tuscan sacred art.
The Painting Gallery in the Saint Angel Church in Castiglion Fiorentino is located in the heart of this medieval village and it’s a treasure chest of real gems of sacred works of art from the churches and monasteries of Castiglion Fiorentino and its valley.
In this exhibition there are statues, paintings, medieval jewellery and precious relics. One of these is the 13th century Holy Cross made of enamel with lacework and precious stones that contain a fragment of the true cross of Christ and a thorn from his crown of thorns. There are relics that were donated by King Louis IX, also known as the “Saint,” and from Beato Mansueto who was the apostolic delegate to the French court and a citizen of Castiglione.
It’s like a shining rainbow of colours with Saint Ursula’s Bust, a 14th century reliquary made of silver and painted with enamel, translucent paste and pearls.
This Gallery will fascinate you with its surreal silence. There is a peace here that you can feel as you look at the paintings by Tuscan masters that are on display there, the first of whom is Bartolomeo Della Gatta.