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Museo Diocesano Tridentino

Piazza del Duomo 18 | Under the Cathedral of San Vigilio, 38122, Trento, Italy
+39 0461 234419
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Interesting collection, great building

We enjoyed the interesting collection of paintings, wooden sculptures, bishops vestments and popes... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Terry K
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This is a fantastic mueum and a true hidden gem

Most tourists in the Piazza del Duomo enjoy the impressive fountain or eat and drink in the cafes... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
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The Tridentine Diocesan Museum is located right downtown in Trento, close to the San Vigilio Cathedral, in the Palazzo Pretorio, which was in the Upper Middle Ages residence to the Prince-Bishops of Trento. Established in 1903 to house Diocese's artistic heritage, the Museum also hosts the early Christian basilica of San Vigilio, as well as the archeological artefacts dug out from the Cathedral ground between 1964 and 1977. The museum's permanent exhibition features a collection ranging form the thirteenth to the nineteenth century of paintings, wooden scupltures, tapestries and manuscripts, as well as a selection of vestments and the treasure of the Cathedral. All the collections are arranged in chronologial order, by author or by cultural ambit.
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Piazza del Duomo 18 | Under the Cathedral of San Vigilio, 38122, Trento, Italy
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the interesting collection of paintings, wooden sculptures, bishops vestments and popes rings. Labels were only in Italian with English documents printed on separate sheets. Personally i found this hard to identify exactly which artefact was being described. The collection is great and interestingly...More

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Museo Diocesano... T, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Museo Diocesano Tridentino, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank you for your advice Terry!

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Most tourists in the Piazza del Duomo enjoy the impressive fountain or eat and drink in the cafes and restaurants that line the piazza. But if you want to spend an hour or two learning about Trento, the Council of Trent, and or just enjoy...More

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Museo Diocesano... T, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Museo Diocesano Tridentino, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you for your review, Henry!

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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Probably one of the best cathedral/museums I have visited. Doable in an hour or so but don't miss small cubby holes in the walls. If access is not blocked off, go in. I will devulge the surprise.

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Museo Diocesano... T, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Museo Diocesano Tridentino, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you very much!

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

We visited Trento during our recent tour of Italy. After touring the Church, we decided to visit attached museum. We are not of the Catholic faith, but still appreciated the beauty of the articles of clothing, jewelry, and other articles used in the Catholic Church....More

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Museo Diocesano... T, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Museo Diocesano Tridentino, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Thank you so much for your great review TexasLibraryLady! We are glad you had such a good time here!

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Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is a great little museum with lots of hidden gems. Several floors and lots of rooms give the impression of a grand family house. The display of ecclesiastical garments on the top floor is particularly stunning. They also have nice toilets!

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Museo Diocesano... T, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Museo Diocesano Tridentino, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

Dear Helen, thank you for your visit and your review!

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Reviewed 13 August 2015

Granted, Brussels tapestries may not be up every art-lover's sleeve, but these are well-nigh a "must" anyway, and at the very least, worth a detour. But Trent in any case deserves a visit in its own right as a historic place--not to forget the former...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2015

We came in here mainly to see the buliling (it is the old bishops palace i believe) but were fascinated with the collection of ex votos from the pilgrimage church in Montagnaga, which is a place where there there wrere several appearance of Mary in...More

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