The old Palazzo Pretorio, dating back to the Medieval age and refurbished at the turn of the 19th century, was the symbol of the political power over the centuries.
Today it has become the main venue of Peccioli museums and exhibitions network, comparing and connecting contemporary art with an art of seemingly distant places.
The palace houses the Museum of Russian Icons “F. Bigazzi” which has become a place of conservation and exhibition of two collections of icons, for a total of about 200 works on display: the Bigazzi and Belvedere collections, which are periodically increased through well-aimed and careful purchases of selected works.
The present Museum is enriched by the Collection of Engravings and Lithographs – Vito Merlini Donation, a collection of works ranging from informal to figurative art, up to metaphysics: 279 sheets among engravings, lithographs, woodcuts and serigraphs collected by Vito Merlini, a physician born in Peccioli, who donated them to the Municipality in 2006.