Museo Nazionale di San Matteo

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The Museo Nazionale di San Matteo is located in a former Benedictine Convent dating from the 11th century.

The walls of the building still have original paintings and decorative patterns from the late Middle Ages and hint at Islamic influence during Italy’s middle ages. The collection is largely Tuscan sculpture and paintings from the 12th to the 15th century, including masterworks by Giovanni and Andrea Pisano, Nino Pisano and Masaccio.

There are also original sculptures from several local churches which have been moved here to protect them from increasing pollution, and have been replaced by replicas in the churches.