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Address: Piazzale del Duomo, 7, 52044 Cortona, Italy
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Description: Located in the Chiesa del Buon Gesù (church,) this museum features the...
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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Small but interesting

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2014
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Whitestone, NY
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93 reviews 93 reviews
35 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

5 euro admission, with rooms of beautiful paintings and very historic building. There is also a gift shop to make purchases. We weren't very impressed. It is located across from the cathedral with a beautiful view with benches outside.

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Sacramento
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
114 helpful votes 114 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
124 helpful votes 124 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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5 helpful votes 5 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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