Museo Diocesano

Museo Diocesano, Cortona: Hours, Address, Museo Diocesano Reviews: 4.5/5

Museo Diocesano
4.5
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2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Monday
2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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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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Curiosity257884
8 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
This small museum is impressive! Many outstanding Signorellis, and a lower level oratory that is breathtaking! You can take photos, it is not crowded, with many original pieces. Only 6euros and we’ll worth it! The views from the courtyard of The Valley are stunning, as is the Catedral de Santa Maria church. A Must See!
Written September 13, 2021
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ebbtide123
Washington DC, DC976 contributions
Sep 2013 • Friends
Nevermind Fra Angelico's Annunciation but to me Gherardi's fresco at the oratory below the church takes the cake as this museum's most interesting piece. The cycle, seen in the twelve lunettes on the walls, showed the sacrifices offered by characters of the Old Testament, one on each wall. Cristofano Gherardi aka Doceno was Vasari's apprentice. Apparently Vasari limited his own work to some sketching and touching up of this beautiful fresco.
Written October 5, 2013
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Geraldine F
Rye, NY14 contributions
Oct 2019
The two Fra Angelica,s here are wonderful and the best part of our visit was that we had them all to ourselves. That is a rare event in an Italian museum. There are several other fine pieces in the museum and the presentation is very good. Well worth a visit.
Written October 25, 2019
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Peter B
San Diego, CA15 contributions
Sep 2019
This small museum has some stunning works (like the Fra Angelico), beautifully presented in historic rooms. I would have given this museum 5 out of 5 except for their no photograph policy. This is sometimes because they want you to buy the catalogue or postcards, but the paintings I wanted details of were not included in any publication nor available on the museum website. In my experience of visiting the biggest and greatest art collections of the world, it seems only some of the smaller ones who have a no photograph policy.

When visitors have traveled several thousands of miles to see great paintings and then are not allow to take photographs feels to me pretty mean and out dated.

But this museum it is worth visiting as long as you don't want to remember what you saw in a few months time!
Written October 24, 2019
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S G
Washington DC, DC13 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
If you love art history you will be surprised and delighted by this museum. I wasn't expecting to see such valuable works of religious art which were collected from the most important churches of Cortona and the area. I did read about the paintings from the 14th and 15th centuries and a famous Annunciation and a triptych painted by Fra Angelico, but I was not aware of the paintings by Luca Signorelli or other artists. Cortona is indeed a gorgeous Tuscan town - but the museum is a lovely bonus.
Written June 24, 2018
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Masha T
Petah Tiqwa, Israel113 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
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.
Written September 27, 2014
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Marioviaggiatore
Turin, Italy977 contributions
In this small museum just in front of the Cathedral there are some beautifull paintings of Beato Angelico like one of the three Annunciazione he made.
From outside it seems a very low profile museum but once inside......
Absolutely not to be missed if you like paintings.
Written May 14, 2014
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MarthaS
Lewisburg, TN42 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
The way of the cross in paintings lining the second staircase were very moving. The coffered ceiling was beautiful.
Written May 11, 2019
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Borzov
Rijeka, Croatia5,256 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
Opposite of the Cathedral, in the building that was the Church del Gesu, this great museum hosts some of the most valuable treasures from the city’s history. There are many works from the other churches of Cortona on display here, the most interesting are those made by Fra Angelico, Berrettini and Lorenzetti. Very interesting museum houses many masterpieces from prominent artists dating from the 2nd century BC till the modern days. This is a must-see museum during the visit to Cortona!
Written September 26, 2018
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Cypress, TX52 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
I don't mean to offend, but the luscious paintings of Baby Jesus with Popes or Cardinals is just wrong. The paintings at the museum are fantastic.
Written July 4, 2018
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