Andrea Guardi Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art
Magnificent marble works of art by this Florentine artist
Museo d'Arte Sacra "Andrea Guardi"
Via del Coro, 14, 57025 Piombino LI, Italy
The Andrea Guardi Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art in Piombino is housed next to the Sant’Antimo Cathedral which was built in 1377 by Piero del Grillo. A tour of the museum is designed to complete a visit to the next door Church, which is also home to numerous important works of art. A large part of the museum is dedicated to sculptures, with marble and wooden pieces, as well as many liturgical works of art.
Many of the works of art on display both in the museum and in the cathedral were made by the Florentine artist Andrea Guardi, who lived in the 15th century. Some important works by the artist are still preserved in the church, such as the Appiani sarcophagus and the baptismal font.