Buriano Museum of Sacred Art

A visit to the ecclesiastical treasures of the local area

The Buriano Sacred Art Exhibition Hall, inaugurated in 2017, displays works of sacred art from the churches belonging to the parish of Buriano, some eighteenth-century ex-voto paintings that recall the miracles of San Guglielmo, patron saint of this Municipality, and that of Blessed Libertesca. A bone of San Guglielmo is preserved here in a highly precious silver reliquary in the shape of an arm, dated to the 18th century. Also of interest are some sacred goldwork objects and an eighteenth-century painting depicting the Eucharist. The collection includes some sacred fabric vestments, including a seventeenth-century damask silk cope and a series of valuable sacred books and silver sacred furnishings from the town’s parish church.

Not far away is the fortress, the oldest parts of which date back to the 12th century, located on a strategic hill. Its present-day appearance is in the form of imposing limestone ruins. The architectural structure was originally a polygonal complex with a fortified enclosure and internal courtyard, arranged on at least two floors.

Tuesday 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm
Thursday: 9 pm – 11 pm
Winter months
Visits by reservation by contacting the Buriano Social Center on 3297135976