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Palazzo Orsini Museum of Pitigliano - Pitigliano - La regione dei Tufi


Piazza Fortezza Orsini, 25 - Pitigliano


The museum is housed by Palazzo Orsini, which was founded in fourteenth century, enlarged by Count Niccolò II Orsini and modified in the 1500s by Niccolò IV. In the twenty-one rooms of the museum, as well as recently restored fifteenth-century frescoes and painted ceilings, there is antique furniture and furnishings, gold and silver jewellery, antique coins, wooden sculptures, paintings on canvas and wood and precious fabrics from the main places of worship across the region. From the Cathedral of Sovana comes the “Madonna Enthroned with Child Crowned by Two Angels Between Saint Peter and Saint Francis”, painted in 1494 and attributed to Guidoccio Cozzarelli of Siena, and the door of a tabernacle with a Pietà, dated between 1467 and 1470 due the presence of the coat of arms of Bishop Tommaso Testa-Piccolomini. Finally, there is a wooden statue, of fifteenth-century Lombard craftsmanship, depicting Count Niccolò III Orsini, two paintings of “St. Michael the Archangel” and “The Redeemer of Souls” by Francesco Zuccarelli, artist born in 1702 in Pitigliano, and, in the room historically called the “Loggette”, a cycle of frescoes portraying the Orsini Counts.

Part of the museum is the Old St. Peter's Cathedral in Sovana, a splendid example of Romanesque cathedral (sec. X-XII). At the entrance a small fee of € 2.00 is required (reduced ticket: € 1.00).
Info: tel. +39 0564 616532 / email:
- 5 agosto - 3 settembre   |  orario continuato: 10 - 20
(ingresso consentito fino alle ore 19:30)


Possibility of a single ticket for:
Museum of Palazzo Orsini (Pitigliano) and Cathedral of San Pietro (Sovana)

Ask at the receptions (Museum or Cathedral)
€ 6,00


The disabled can access from the Piazza della Repubblica by the lift (ring the bell: Portineria)



Accessibility disabled

Partially accessible


Museum of Palazzo Orsini - Pitigliano
Winter 10.00-13.00, 15.00-17.00
Summer 10.00-13.00, 15.00-18.00 (19.00)
Closed on Monday
August 10.00-20.00 every day (Week 12-17 August: 10.00-20.00, 21.30-24.00)
7 January-15 March 9.00-13.00 (closed on Sunday)
Closed 25th and 26th December

Old St. Peter's Cathedral - Sovana
Throughout the year: 10:00 to 13:00; 15:00 at sunset
January and February: weekends only


Museum of Orsini Palace - Pitigliano
€ 5.00 full;
€ 3.50 reduced (groups, min. 15 pax);
€ 3.00 children 6 - 10 (free for under 6s)

Cathedral of St. Peter - Sovana
€ 2.50 full;
€ 2.00 reduced (groups, min. 15 pax);
€ 1.00 children 6 - 17 (free for under 6s)

One ticket two entrances
Museum of Orsini Palace (Pitigliano)
Cathedral of Saint Peter (Sovana)
€ 6,00


Director: Luca Caprini
Info and reservations: +39 338 9134979    +39 347 7289656 (gruppi)
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