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Museo Diocesano

Piazzale del Duomo, 7, 52044 Cortona, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Cortona
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Located in the Chiesa del Buon Gesù (church,) this museum features the notable Cortona Altarpiece...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Art Museums, Museums
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Located in the Chiesa del Buon Gesù (church,) this museum features the notable Cortona Altarpiece, which consists of the Annunciation (1428-32) and six small predella pictures.

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Sacramento
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We stayed in Cortona two full days so added this museum to our activities. We enjoyed this museum between our wanderings around town.

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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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113 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a nice museum, well worth the 5 Euro entrance fee. The two Fra Angelicos are superb and there were a number of other nice paintings by a local artist. The basement room (on the west side) should not be missed; the basement room on the east contains vestments that one of our party loved. Nice views from the... More 

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England
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Lovely little museum close to the Cathedral & great views over the valley. Inside the building itself is worth seeing but the small art collection is simply stunning as are the embroidered vestments. Well worth the entrance fee.

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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89 reviews 89 reviews
39 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Very small museum, but contains many masterpieces: ghirlandaio and fra angelico. Cortona is so small and doesn't offer many places to get in- everything is outside (the views and piazzas), so I think this place is a nice stop to make. Doesn't offer an international student discount.

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Panorama City, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Gorgeous, amazing art collection! We enjoyed the paintings greatly. Beautiful alterpieces to behold. There is much to see in this small museum.

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Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The Fra Angelicos there are amazing. It really is a privilege to be able see them. And the little museum is never crowded!

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Perugia, Italy
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The Signorelli Lamentation and Last Supper are exceptional, and the two Fra Angelicos, lovely. Also some beautiful earlier paintings. Small but reasonably priced.

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Essex, Vermont
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We thought this museum presented its paintings very well and was well worth visiting. The cost was appropriate.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

For such a small museum, the art work featured in the Museo Diocesano is actually quite impressive. We were a bit disappointed with Cortona's Etruscan museum, but this little gem was a very pleasant surprise.

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Welch, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Had to try this museum as per recommendation from fellow travelers we met in a restaurant. Most of the display explanations were written in English...probably in the 1950's. Unfriendly receptionist, dinghy, dusty displays. Nothing really stands out...just an ok way to spend a rainy afternoon.

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