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Museo Diocesano

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Address: Via Mura del Duomo 7, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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+39 320 877 3610
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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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The Museo Diocesano and what it offers will make an atheist marvel … at Fra Angelico's "Annunciation," Signorelli's "Lamentation," Severini's "Stations of the Cross," and the... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2015
Frank S
Bozeman, Montana
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Bozeman, Montana
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 31 October 2015

The Museo Diocesano and what it offers will make an atheist marvel … at Fra Angelico's "Annunciation," Signorelli's "Lamentation," Severini's "Stations of the Cross," and the vaulted ceiling of breath-taking frescoes of Vasari. And if an atheist gets "converted" as the result, he or she can browse in the basement at ecclesiastical gear worn by the clerical elite of an... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

The Annunciation by Fra Angelico is an extraordinary painting, in part due to the artist's inspiration and in part because it is in such extraordinary condition. There are other fine works here including those by Pietro Lorenzetti and Sasseta.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Awesome! Great thing to visit while there! It is beautiful! You Can do it in only any hour or so. But well worth the time.

Thank KYSouthernGirl
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

This is a gem of a place just by the cathedral. It's small but really worth a visit with some great 15th and 16th century paintings. Beneath the gallery is a small chapel with walls painted with Frescos. Having been to Florence the size and intimacy of this little gallery was very refreshing. The added bonus is they have a... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

This is a quaint museum nestled into the downtown of the mountain town of Cortona, Italy...It contains some wonderful art treasures including some from Fra Angelico...Beautiful collection of various art treasures that speak to the storied history of this small town. Definitely put this on your visit list.

1 Thank Mario D
plainfield, nj
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

A wonderful art museum with some amazing finds. Truly enjoyed my time here. Helpful staff. Great views from right outside the museum/

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Small but nice muséum, most important for Fra Angelico's paintings. Essentially for 15th and 16th century paintings. Quiet and not crowded.

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

This small affordable museum (5E) is never crowded. A beautiful collection of religious art from the 15th and 16th century, an amazing collection of early art in great condition. On a hillside looking over the fabulous Tuscan countryside. You could paint beautiful scenes from this view.

1 Thank KathyS181
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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Reviewed 13 July 2015

Well laid out and easy to follow, plenty of information on everything written in English. Takes you step by step through each of the different Era's that have been found in the region, so many well displayed and well cared for artifacts.

1 Thank JC C
Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 13 July 2015

Museo Diocesiano is small and very quiet place. Inside, some beautiful paintings. Fra Angelico's "Annunciazione" is there. Do not miss it. The Museum is 3-4 minuter far from Piazza della Republica. Near the museum is an excellent belvedere of Tuscany.

Thank Cristian B

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