The Church Museum

 

Inaugurated in 1993, the Church museum includes a large quantity of holy vessels made of noble metal and dating back to the period between the 16th and the 19th century.

The Museum encloses works of art of great value that are part of the treasure of the church of S. Maria Assunta and of S. Valentine. Most of the treasure is composed of candle holders, goblets, incense burners, monstrances, reliquaries, trays and lamps produced by the most famous silversmiths of the Lucca, Pisa and Florentine schools of the 17th and 18th century.

Most of these holy vessels were donated to the Church after the arrival in Bientina of S. Valentine’s reliquaries. The museum offers a valuable display of vestments that can be dated back to the period between the end of the 16th and the end of the 18th century.  Highly valuable and of fine workmanship, these vestments are of considerable artistic and historical interest.

The museum centre of Bientina offers visitors the possibility of visiting:

  • The Museum of Ancient History of the Territory of Bientina
  • Vicolo Masaccio- via Marco Polo, Bientina.

For guided visits of the museums please contact the offices of the Municipal Authority – Cultural Division – Tel. 0587 758445

La scheda

Ente proprietario: Church of Bientina
Indirizzo: Borgo della Pieve, Bientina
Orario: For guided visits of the museums please contact the offices of the Municipal Authority – Cultural Division – Tel. 0587 758445

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