Palazzo Blu, lungarno Gambacorti
- Cellars of the Palazzo Blu, with a rich collection of archaeological finds coming from the numerous excavations carried out in the vicinity of the palace. Of great interest is a graphic reconstruction of the Kinzica district in the 14th century.
- Ground floor, some portraits of the Bank's presidents are exhibited in the vestibule, through which we enter the Giuli library, which preserves the prestigious ceiling decorated by Niccola Torricini (who also designed the ceilings of the main floor). The access area to the temporary exhibitions section is embellished by the presence of the Harpy by the Tribolo, a pupil of Michelangelo, coming from Palazzo Toscanelli, which overlooks a balustrade that allows us to see the thirteenth-century flooring of the ancient via Æmilia Scauri, in addition to the medieval remains of the palace.
- The main floor it is furnished in nineteenth-century style and exhibits works by post macchiaioli artists, such as Luigi Gioli, the portrait of the noble Roncioni by Jean Baptiste Desmarais (1793) in the music hall, the whims by Gherardo and Giuseppe Poli. A numismatic and archaeological (Etruscan-Roman) collection follows. Of great impact is the red hall, decorated in 1903 on the occasion of a great ball organised by counts Giuli.
- The picture gallery, on the top floor, is the flagship of the museum. From the fourteenth century in Pisa, with the polyptych of Agnano by Cecco di Pietro and the tables by Agnolo Gaddi and Getto di Jacopo, to the Renaissance of Benozzo and Vincenzo Foppa. The sixteenth century is represented by the Penitent San Gerolamo by the Cigoli, but the absolute protagonist is the Lomi hall, with works by Aurelio, Baccio and Orazio, better known as the Gentileschi, of which we can see the Madonna and Child with Saints. In the centre of the room is the Muse Clio by Artemisia Gentileschi dated 1632. Works by Giovanni Battista Tempesti, like the liberation of St. Peter follow.
- Info: Palazzo Blu
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