The Bigazzi Collection

The rooms of Palazzo Pretorio are home to the Russian Icon Museum, which was founded when a collection was donated by Francesco Bigazzi, a journalist originally from Peccioli and the long time correspondent from Poland and Moscow.

The first section of the museum is devoted to the earliest icons which represent the numerous and various schools of Russian iconography, from the schools of Moscow to those of Kiev or Kazan. It then passes to the more recent icons, such as those of the Bigazzi Collection, merging ancient spirituality with modern mentality.

In 2003 the Bigazzi Collection was joined by the Maria Clelia Loppi collection: icons from the 1700s and 1800s depicting the Madonna, the Feste and the Saints, in addition to the “rize”, which are the covers of the icons that were usually made of silver, brass and beads.

Russian Icon Museum


c/o Palazzo Pretorio – Piazza del Popolo, 5
65037 – Peccioli
Phone: +39 0587 672877 – 0587 672158
Fax: +39 0587 670831


Winter (1/11 – 31/3):
Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays:
from 10:00 am until 01:00 pm and from 03:00 pm unti 07:00 pm

Summer (1/4 – 31/10):
Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays:
from 10:00 am until 01:00 pm and from 03:00 pm unti 08:00 pm

Closed 1/1, 1/5, 15/8, 25/12 a
nd during afternoons: 24/12, 31/12 (if coinciding with the opening day).


Full Euro 5.50
Reduced for ACI Card holders Euro 4.00
Reduced for students, Carta Giovani card holders, over 65s, groups of at least 10 persons Euro 3.50
Children under 16 years of age, if accompanied, and for Carta Touring card holders,
which grants also grants their guide or escort free access

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Official Website Museum of Russian Icons or Fondarte – Peccioli
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