Agnolo Bronzino

Agnolo Gaddi

Ambrogio Lorenzetti

Andreadi di Bonaiuto

Andrea del Castagno

Andrea del Sarto

Andrea di Bartolo

Andrea Mantegna

Antonello da Messina

Antonio del Pollaiuolo

Bartolo di Fredi

Bartolomeo di Giovanni

Benozzo Gozzoli

Benvenuto di Giovanni

Bernard Berenson

Bernardo Daddi

Bianca Cappello

Bicci di Lorenzo

Bonaventura Berlinghieri

Buonamico Buffalmacco

Byzantine art



Dietisalvi di Speme

Domenico Beccafumi

Domenico di Bartolo

Domenico di Michelino

Domenico veneziano


Duccio di Buoninsegna

Eleonora da Toledo

Federico Zuccari

Filippino Lippi

Filippo Lippi

Fra Angelico

Fra Carnevale

Francesco di Giorgio Martini

Francesco Pesellino

Francesco Rosselli

Francia Bigio

Gentile da Fabriano


Domenico Ghirlandaio


Giorgio Vasari

Giotto di bondone

Giovanni da Modena

Giovanni da San Giovanni

Giovanni di Francesco

Giovanni di Paolo

Giovanni Toscani

Girolamo di Benvenuto

Guidoccio Cozzarelli

Guido da Siena

Il Sodoma

Jacopo del Sellaio

Jacopo Pontormo

Lippo Memmi

Lippo Vanni

Lorenzo Ghiberti

Lorenzo Monaco

Lo Scheggia

Lo Spagna

Luca Signorelli


masolino da panicale

master of monteoliveto

master of sain tfrancis

master of the osservanza

matteo di giovanni

memmo di filippuccio

neroccio di bartolomeo

niccolo di segna

paolo di giovanni fei

paolo ucello


piero della francesca

piero del pollaiolo

piero di cosimo

pietro aldi

pietro lorenzetti



sandro botticelli

sano di pietro


simone martini

spinello aretino

taddeo di bartolo

taddeo gaddi

ugolino di nerio



Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Madonna with Angels and Saints (Maestà)
Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Maestà dalla chiesa di San Pietro all'Orto di Massa Marittima (1335 circa), Museo di Arte Sacra, Massa Marittima

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Ambrogio Lorenzetti | Maestà in Massa Marittima


The Museum of Sacred Art, organised within the museum complex of San Pietro all’Orto in Massa Marittima, houses one of the most well-known Italian paintings from the Middle Ages: the Maestà by Ambrogio Lorenzetti, one of the greatest interpreters of 14th-century Sienese painting.


Preserved in the archaeological museum, based in the old municipal building for a long time, this is a painting on wood created in about 1340, coming from the church of St. Augustine.
Portrayed in the painting is the Madonna seated on an original throne composed of the outspread wings of two angels. The throne is set on the last of three steps, upon which are sitting personifications of the three theological virtues. The figures represent: Faith in white, Hope in green and Charity in red.

This masterpiece was created during the mature years of the painter, who united a vibrant feeling of maternal love with customary medieval symbols, particularly in the pose of the Madonna, who is about to seal her deep bond to the Child with a kiss. Many saints in rapt contemplation occupy the rest of the painting, among which one clearly recognises San Cerbone, patron of the city, on the right, with the element of geese.

In this masterpiece, worthy of one of the greatest 14th- century Sienese artists, one notes a rare inspired skill in the delicacy of the faces, the knowing use of gold and colours and the elegance of the draperies.[1]


[1] Source: Parco degli Etruschi - Massa Marittima, Museum Complex of San Pietro all'Orto: Museum of Sacred Art and Contemporary Art Collection | Maestà by Ambrogio Lorenzetti


Chiara Frugoni, Pietro e Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Le Lettere, Firenze 2010.

Enzo Carli, L’arte a Massa Marittima, Siena, 1976

Art in Tuscany | Ambrogio Lorenzetti

Giorgio Vasari | Le vite de' più eccellenti architetti, pittori, et scultori italiani, da Cimabue insino a' tempi nostri | Ambrogio Lorenzetti

La maestà di Ambrogio Lorenzetti nel sito del Museo di arte sacra di Massa Marittima |

Podere Santa Pia is located in the heart of the Valle d'Ombrone, and one can easily reach some of the most beautiful attractions of Tuscany, famous for their artistic heritage.
Discover Val d'Orcia with its wonderful landscape and its beautiful towns. There are several walk routes to be followed, to admire the beautiful landscape that was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sitesin 2004. The area is one of Tuscany's most famous one, both for the famous wine brands, both for the untouched views, either for its proximity to famous Tuscan cities such as Montalcino, Montepulciano, Monticchiello, Pienza and San Quirico d'Orcia.

The Montecucco DOC sits in the southern part of the Tuscany region. Montecucco wine is produced in an area which is particularly renowned for high quality wines in the municipalities of Cinigiano, Campagnatico, Civitella Paganico and a part of those of Castel del Piano, Arcidosso, Seggiano and Roccalbegna. This area is nestled between Montalcino, home of the renowned Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, and Scansano, birthplace of the Morellino di Scansano DOCG. Despite having a viticultural heritage dating as far back as the eighth century, Montecucco wine was only awarded its DOC classification in 1998.

Holiday homes in the Tuscan Maremma | Podere Santa Pia

Podere Santa Pia
Monte Oliveto Maggiore abbey

Siena, Palazzo Publico

Siena, Duomo
Val d'Orcia
Tramonto in Toscana

Tramonto in Toscana

Wines in southern Tuscany

l'isola Montecristo

Massa Marittima


The Museum of Sacred Art opened in 2005 and is based in the church of San Pietro all’Orto, the most ancient church in Massa Marittima. 

The Museum was created with the aim of retracing the main stages of Massa Marittima’s civil and religious history through the exhibition of precious artefacts: from the Prince Bishop’s domination (XIthcentury) to the consolidation of municipal power (XIIth – XIVth centuries) and the slow town decline (XVIth century). 

The Museum currently displays pieces from the cathedral and other churches in town, witnessing the attention paid to religion in the past, including vestments and church plates and funeral findings. 

The pieces displayed are mainly of Siena’s school (XIIIth – XVIth centuries). 

With the use of didactical boards, the Museum allows visitors to also learn more on the history of liturgy and holy iconography.[1]

Museo di Arte Sacra
Complesso museale di San Pietro all'Orto
Corso Diaz, 36

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pomeriggio: 15 – 18
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