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Civico Museo Sartorio

Address: Largo Papa Giovanni XXIII, 1, Trieste, Italy
Phone Number: 040 301479
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Ranked #16 of 137 things to do in Trieste
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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211 reviews 211 reviews
51 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Extensive art collection , modern to Renaissance. The Renaissance collection is worth the admission alone! An old elegant home houses this museum, and the living rooms have been beautifully restored. The 19th century kitchen was intact, with the stoves and cookware. Very unusual. Personal guides assisted us, mostly in English, to appreciate the collection.

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Not far from the sea and the center pedestrian area, this home previously belonging to a family of Trieste merchants was donated along with all its contents to the city. Besides the incredible collection of 246 Tiepolo sketches, the 4th largest collection in the world, and other fantastic artwork, there is a plaster statue hall. Perhaps the most intriguing part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Very interesting museum of you want to see How Triestes commercial elite / aristocracy used to live. Nice big rooms full of antiques. Amazing drawings of Tiepolo. The Sta Chiara tryptichis old but not the best one i' ve ever seen. Go for the splendid interiors, btw big chance you are alone ...

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London, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

I had the museum virtually to myself and was able to wander from room to room enjoying beautiful paintings and pictures, tapestries, furniture, china and room decorations. Very good helpful notes to most rooms in English.

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163 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Up where the Castle is, there is Cathedral, an underground Museum which is full of arte facts and sculptures. Very nice and interesting of course but there is water running down when it rains and spoils the fan of the visit. It is part of a visit to the Castle.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I spent 90 minutes here and enjoyed all of it. The guides who were on hand to point me to the places of interest were very good. One guide especially took me to see the Tryptich of St Chiara and also to the basement to see the exhibition of art which had been hidden since circa 1940 and removed from... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

What I especially liked at a guided tour in this museum was the combination of the Sartorio family's history and the one of Trieste, the city. Indeed you can visit this museum only guided, which is highly recommended, since the displays aren't very informative. I was highly impressed by the size of the mansion and the diverse objects and styles... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

This is a lovely house to visit and there are some beautiful things to see. The guides seem really pleased to see you and point out things that you might miss otherwise

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New York City, New York
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141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

This is a fascinating glimpse into bourgeois Trieste -- we particularly enjoyed the kitchen, the library and the sculpture collection. If there aren't too many visitors, you may be lucky enough to be invited to see the museums treasures -- a gorgeous gilded triptych and a collection of drawings by Tiepolo, wow!

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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155 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

Be there when it opens as it shuts midday. There is so much to see in a very homely setting. Almost as if the owner Snr Sartorio was still alive and had just popped out!. Who would have thought that this building holds the most magnificent Tiepolo drawings ever seen together. Do not go without visiting the basement where there... More 

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