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Entrance room from the garden


The tour begins in the room overlooking the garden and the double flight of steps.
Immediately on the left of the entrance door is a wooden statue of Saint Roch, patron saint of the plague-stricken, in typical stance, lifting his cassock to show his scar. It is a beautifully made late 15th century work from central Italy.
On the left wall there is a tondo (circular painting) early 16th century Sienese school, showing the Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine.
The long walls of the room are decorated with two, large 17th century credenzoni (sideboards) on which objects from various epochs are displayed. Of particular interest on the left are two plaster bust-portraits of Rodolfo Siviero by Quinto Martini, an important 20th century sculptor from Tuscany; a cross mounted on a capital (15th century Italian), a 15th century stone Pietà from the Umbrian-Marche school. On the right, a wooden composite tabernacle from different periods, based on a late renaissance Annunciation (16th century Padua)
On the floor are ancient mortars, bells and sculptures, including an important fragment of a Roman sarcophagus lid (4th century A.D) showing the departure of a magistrate on a chariot.
Beyond the columns dividing the room, there is another valuable, if damaged, wooden 14th century Tuscan school statue of Saint Peter, sitting in throne.

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