Oratorio del Crocifisso

This oratory is carved out of simple stone with a gabled facade adorned with an arched portal and a small bell tower. Inside the oratory, however, is Roccalbegna’s museum, displaying a number of religious works collected from other churches in town.

These include an exquiste stone altar with Corinthian columns, above which sits an ornate crucifix painted by Luca di Tomme around 1360 and depicting an expressive Christ battered and bleeding.

The museum/oratory also displays two wooden niches that open along a side wall, as well as other furnishings taken from different churches in the area, including the Compagnia di San Giovanni Battista – a series of works depicting the Madonna della Misericordia, Cristo in Pietà, Due confratelli in adorazione della Croce and an Angelo con la testa del Battista – all by Sebastiano Folli.

Famous local painter Francesco Nasini also features heavily here with three absolute masterpieces – ‘Sant’Antonio da Padova col Bambin Gesù’, ‘San Nicola di Bari con l’Angelo’ and ‘la Madonna col Bambino’.