Museo Madonna del Parto

Museo Madonna del Parto, Monterchi: Hours, Address, Museo Madonna del Parto Reviews: 4.5/5

Museo Madonna del Parto
4.5
Speciality Museums • Art Museums
Thursday
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
The Madonna del Parto is one of the greatest works of Piero del-la Francesca. Standing in the middle of a canopy made of pre-cious brocade, Our pregnant Lady reveals herself to the faithful. Two angels hold the tent canopy open allowing the faithful to admire the Virgin, majestic and solemn yet humble at the same time. The fresco was made around the middle of the ffteenth century in the church of Santa Maria di Momentana which no longer exists. It has been in this museum since 1992, right in the middle of a educational trail introducing visitors to the life and works of Piero della Francesca.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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Frances S
Ashford, UK455 contributions
One lovely thing
Sep 2019
It is a remarkable image, with a lot to be found in it. The learned explanation of the perspective did nothing to mar the beauty and appeal of this very special painting. It is really all there is to see apart from some bits of another fresco, so the explanatory room dealing with the whole fresco process helps justify the entrance fee.
Written 28 September 2019
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steveV9827SR
Liverpool, UK38 contributions
Stunning image - very thought provoking.
Jul 2019
This was a return visit - we had been there nine years previously and it was so good to revisit and remind ourselves of this amazing image. The Improvements to the experience are remarkable and now include a short explanatory film - Italian with good subtitles - on the technicalities of the construction of the painting and its cultural. historical and artistic context. However, if you simply want to look and ponder on the picture the viewing space is excellent for just that.
Written 7 August 2019
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Andrea
Palo Alto, CA151 contributions
Renewed spaces and interactive experience
Jan 2019 • Friends
The Museum was renewed recently in a very effective way. The main attraction is, of course, the room with the masterpiece by Piero della Francesca, where the lights are positioned perfectly. There are also two new rooms with a brilliant “theater-like” video that introduces Monterchi, the fresco and the painter. Very well done and strongly recommended.
Written 1 January 2019
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Mary Knight B
New York City, NY7 contributions
Worth the long drive from anywhere, to see this painting up close.
Jul 2018 • Couples
While viewing the Legend of the True Cross at Arezzo's Basilica di San Francesco, we found a reference to another Piero della Francesca masterpiece, his Madonna del Parto. We decided to explore the artist's "route" in the countryside of Arezzo, and it has become a highlight of our trip to Italy.

Inside a small museum, in the Tuscan town of Monterchi, the Madonna del Parto is the only artwork. The viewing room is draped and dark, to protect the fresco from light. Outside the viewing room are panels and displays full of description and details of the artist's technique and the history of this piece, which survived natural disasters and wars, to its tender placement in this small museum. Standing in front of it was moving beyond words, as was watching an Italian couple discuss this work of art with their child.
Written 30 July 2018
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Patricia G
Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom161 contributions
Excellent
Apr 2018 • Friends
This was a wonderful little museum for me as I love the works of Piero Della Francesca. The museum is small but well laid out. The video is very interesting! The guy on the desk was very welcoming and explained the procedure well.
Combined this with a visit to the Scales Museum and the Misericordia Museum.
Written 25 April 2018
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im666_1999
United States849 contributions
Small museum with 1 main attraction
Jul 2017 • Family
The fresco is great and the video on the artist is good. But other than that there is not much to see. The entrance price is a bit steep at 6.5E per adult but they don't get that many visitors or grants and maintaining the museum and fresco requires it.

The fresco is in a small room with a viewing bench and temperature and light controlled.

If in the area would recommend. Not sure I would travel far to see just the fresco. Combine it with a day trip to other towns or museums and it's worth the extra effort
Written 23 July 2017
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Geert D
Labro, Italy336 contributions
Great painting and informative
Jul 2017 • Couples
Lovely town plus great to see the painting. The video intro is usefull. The info on how frescos are built up was very interesting.
Written 5 July 2017
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kvavik U
Santa Fe, NM265 contributions
Stunning Piero della Francesca
May 2017 • Couples
Combined the visit with the Museum in Sansepolcro - easy short drive and were very much taken by the work. As others have noted, it is in a small room, but well lit when entering and easy to see. No photos, if I remember. There is also a film well worth watching. We had the museum pretty much to ourselves.

One tip if you are driving from Sansepolcro. As you enter Monterchi, you'll see two signs for driving to the museum. One directs you up to the top of the town and the other down around it. The quick easy way is the lower road (drive to the right) at the juncture and park right outside the Museum. If you go up the hill, you get another driving experience on narrow winding roads and nothing is well marked once at the top. We did the latter thinking the Museum was higher up and needed to ask locals where best to park and walk down to the Museum. Fortunately, my wife speaks Italian.
Written 31 May 2017
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bill555
Medicine Hat, Canada270 contributions
interesting visit
Oct 2016 • Friends
I saw this in the fall and it is a nice little spot to see. Very small but well done for a short break.
Written 20 March 2017
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ola g
roma144 contributions
breathtaking!
Nov 2016 • Couples
The fresco is in a small room, dark, that lightens up when you enter it. We were the only visitors, the museum is in a very small village not far from Sansepolcro, the town where Piero della Francesca was born. The Madonna is standing, with a hand on her side, a gesture very common with pregnant ladies, as if to say "oh, what a back ache!", but her face is peaceful, slightly dreaming. The real "action" is at her sides: two very pretty angels open with great energy the folds of the tent and they both have a hand up in the air, to keep the tent open. It is a magic, dramatic appearance, you can see the tent going up, the slightly bent knees of the angels in the effort… fantastic.
Written 3 December 2016
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