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Museo Diocesano Tridentino

  • Piazza del Duomo 18 Map It
  • Trento
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 06/07/2016

Fodor's Review

Located inside the Palazzo Pretorio, the Museo Diocesano Tridentino is where you can see paintings and other objects that come from the treasury of the adjoining Cathedral of San Vigilio. This includes the seating plan of the prelates during the Council of Trent; early-16th-century tapestries by Pieter van Aelst (1502–56), the Belgian artist who carried out Raphael's 15th-century designs for the Vatican tapestries; many carved wood altars and statues; and an 11th-century sacramentary, or book of services. The palazzo itself was built in the 13th century and designed to seem like a wing of the Duomo; it became the fortified residence of the prince-bishops, who enjoyed considerable power and autonomy within the medieval hierarchy. The remarkable palazzo has lost none of its original splendor. Accessible through the museum, although currently closed, a subterranean archaeological area reveals the 1st-century Roman Porta Veronensis, which marked the road to Verona.

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Piazza del Duomo 18, Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige, 38100, Italy

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Sight Details:

  • €5 (free 1st Sun. of the month)
  • Closed Tues.

Published 06/07/2016


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