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Museo Diocesano

Via Mura del Duomo 7, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 320 877 3610
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Good things come in small packages

This is a lovely small museum. Great choice to spend some time away from the crowds in quiet... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Loreen K
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Prague, Czech Republic
Small but a wonderful museum

Do not miss this museum while in Cortona, I nearly did but glad I noticed it on my last day. The... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
Inger H
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Espoo, Finland
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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Via Mura del Duomo 7, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely small museum. Great choice to spend some time away from the crowds in quiet reflection and enjoyment of beautiful art.

Thank Loreen K
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Do not miss this museum while in Cortona, I nearly did but glad I noticed it on my last day. The work of art is amazing Just looking at the Annunciation of Cortona is worth the entrance fee.

Thank Inger H
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The museum is housed in what was the Church of Gesu. Most of the works come from that church and others from the major churches in Cortona and the area. Well known artists of the 15th to 17th century, well organized and notated.

Thank TravelerMikePlano
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Worthy of a visit as it holds some beautiful works of Art, paintings and frescos. Whilst not not large it costs only 5Euros to entry. It's on two levels with stairs to be negotiated so not suitable for disabled. We went at 10 in the...More

1  Thank Richard L
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Really top teer small museum, a must if you visit Cortona. Lorenzetti, Angelico, Vasari,& favorite son Signorelli. Masterpieces abound...laid out beautifully in what was the old church... if you like art of these periods, you'll love the Museo Diocesano. We did.

Thank jeffandjanetware
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

This is a little gem on the back side of the city. The entry is very unassuming but don't let that stop you. The entry fee is €5 and worth it. This is not a handicap accessible site. There are several flights of stairs. It...More

Thank AJandCin
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Not a large museum but it includes some very important and quite beautiful works of art by Beato Angelico, Luca Signorelli, and some exceptionally rare 13th-century paintings, including one of the earliest images of Santa Margherita from Cortona.

Thank Diago_34
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The Fra Angelicos are worth the journey on their own, and there are other wonderful masterpieces in this lovely unassuming museum

Thank FJPfromUK
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Lots of interesting exhibits. The huge globe was really fascinating. Loved this beautiful stone cross, although carvings on the other side were odd......

Thank Citprof
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Diocesan Museum will not do you in. There is plenty but not too much! There is a fantastic period chapel in the lower part and the spectacular Fra Angelico Annunciation on the main floor amongst other treasures. A no-brainer.

Thank Mike N
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