Cappella di Teodolinda

Cappella di Teodolinda, Monza

Cappella di Teodolinda
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mixer27
Jerusalem, Israel2 contributions
Couples
Well, being an"active retirees" we consider every trip as a bucket list tour. We did it as a detour on our way to Garda lake
To get into Theodolinda chapel you have to book a tour in advance.
It's easy. I asked the lady on the reception in the hotel we stayed in to call and book it for me. There is no internet booking. So, it was done in 5 minutes for the next day
They have guided tour in English as well. It certainly worth a visit. The Capella is inside the Monza's Cathedral, nicely restored.
The ceremony of the extraction of the Holy Roman Empire's crown is quite impressive.
Look, listen and memorise for you are not allowed to take pictures.
And as a bonus there is a really good bakery across the Piazza.
Written July 8, 2022
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giamma04
Monza, Italy23 contributions
Charming
In this small chapel you are kidnapped by the description of the guide while you look at the frescoes that contains together with his most precious treasure, enclosed in his tabernacle.
not to be missed
Written November 7, 2019
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Paul W
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Couples
Visited in January 2018. 8 Euros. Tour of the Chapel was short at 30 minutes but very informative and interesting as we saw and were told of the history concerning the frescoes. When this has been completed the "Iron Crown" is then revealed and again details (part fact and part myth) are given. When the lights are dimmed to show the crown and its history I did find this atmospheric.
Most certainly I would recommend the tour. We did not visit the museum but did visit the Duomo itself, which again is well worth a look.
Written January 27, 2018
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ColleenCo
Pescara, Italy1,005 contributions
Couples
You can enter the chapel only with a 30 minute guided tour. 8 euros well spent as the guide explains the various frescoes along with the story of teodolinda. The crown will be shown last.
I recommend booking the tour in advance because places are limited. There are various tours throughout the day in english too
Photography is not allowed
Written March 27, 2017
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mv4235
Budapest, Hungary290 contributions
Couples
The Dome at all is beautiful, but inside - on the left side - the "cappella di Teodolinda" is more than fantastic! After the restoration of frescos the chapel became a unique pearl!
We were happy because we arrived in time and have got the guided tour at 2 pm - it was really a great experience.The guide was excellent! The famous historic iron crown has made an unusual impression. Of course, no photo or video. After the chapel we visited the museum - breathtaking...!!!! Everybody should see it!
Written October 24, 2016
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CriXP83
Varese, Italy1,253 contributions
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The Chapel of Theodelinda is located inside the Cathedral of Monza.
The chapel was built in the 13th century and it is fully painted with a frescoes, work by Ambrogio and Gregorio Zavattari (1444).
The frescoes tell the history of life of Theodelinda: her marriage with Autari (589), (king of the Lombards, son of king Cleph) and her second marriage with Agilulf (591).
In the Chapel is there also the famous Iron Crown of Lombardy used for the coronation rite for the kings of Italy.
Written May 8, 2016
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abdullahFryan
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Solo
The main attraction in the city, the doumo looks gorgeous and with art been carved beside the tower next to it and the big clock .. also you can sea the square in front of the doumo .. the doumo have the famous Lombaria crown ..
Written February 4, 2016
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Gianpaolo B
Cremona, Italy1,680 contributions
Friends
Great visit very interesting and well organized.
Also the Duomo is something that cannot be missed when in Monza.
Written August 24, 2018
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Max120368
Rome, Italy682 contributions
Couples
Only guided tour are offered but it is worth it. Beautiful story accompanied with the beautiful frescos and the Crown.
Written February 19, 2017
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Don B
Sydney, Australia4,906 contributions
Couples
The Theodolinda Chapel is located in Monza's Cathedral. Theodolinda was a Lombard Queen renowned for her charitable good works. The chapel walls are decorated with 15th Century paintings depicting events in the life of Queen Theodolinda. They are painted in the technique known as "al fresco" where the artist paints on fresh plaster which has preserved its colours wonderfully well. The paintings are allegorical as well, illustrating the passage of power from the Visconti family to the Sforzas in the 15th Century. The chapel also contains the Iron Crown of Lombardy which was used to crown the Holy Roman Emperor and is, therefore, extremely historic and important. You have to pay to light the chapel and more to see the crown that is reputed to contain two of the nails used to crucify Christ.
Written August 29, 2016
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