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Civic Museum Siena wheelchair users accessible tours Tuscany
A wonderful example of Gothic architecture and accessible to wheelchair users, reduced mobility and disabled.
It tours, houses several masterpieces by Siena and Italian artists: panels, canvases and frescoes that show the evolution of art from the 14th to the 18th centuries.
Nearly every major room in the palace contains these masterpieces.
These frescoes are unusual for the time in that they were commissioned by the governing body of the city, rather than by the Church or by a religious fraternity.
They are also unusual in that many of them depict secular subjects instead of the religious subjects which are overwhelmingly typical of Italian art of this era.
Civic Museum Siena wheelchair users accessible tours Tuscany most famous of the secular are three panels in the series on government in the Hall of the Nine ( also known as Sala della Pace ) by italian artist Ambrogio Lorenzetti.
Frescos are collectively known as Allegory and Effects of Good and Bad Government.
The allegory carries a strong social message of the value of the stable republican government of Siena.
This is allegedly due to salt once stored in the basement of the building.
Other notable are include the mysterious fresco of italian artists Guidoriccio da Fogliano at the siege of Montemassi, located in the Great Council Hall ( Sala del Mappamondo ).
The fresco is traditionally attributed to Italian artist Simone Martini, although there is debate on the subject.
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