Museo Diocesano

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Museo Diocesano

Museo Diocesano
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yns_10
Sydney, Australia1,454 contributions
Small but delightful
May 2019 • Couples
This museum shows chronologically the history of Christianity in the city. Several statues once adorning the Baptistry are now on display here.
Written 5 June 2019
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Ohio_voyageur
Cincinnati, Ohio145 contributions
Worth the price, especially with the baptistry
Apr 2019 • Solo
It’s an excellent collection of ancient and medieval artifacts that clearly illuminate the origins and history of the city
Written 29 April 2019
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JohnRegoPark
Rego Park, NY881 contributions
Smallish museum in the plaza by the Cathedral
Feb 2019 • Couples
This museum houses a number of pieces of statuary and mosaics from the Baptistry, Cathedral and the Roman city of Parma. While not a must see site in Parma, it is nonetheless interesting both for the finds and for the intelligent way in which the objects are presented.
Written 19 March 2019
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Brun066
Florence, Italy10,140 contributions
Study the Baptistery's frescoes in this museum before visiting them live!
Oct 2018 • Couples
This museum is located at the northern end of Piazza del Duomo, so on the opposite side of the Baptistery. At the entrance to this museum is also the ticket office for the entrance to the Baptistery. It is possible to buy a combo ticket for the Museum and the Baptistery.
The Museum is housed in a large basement of the Episcopal Palace. Since the Palace itself is located in an area settled without interruption since the Roman era, in the basement there are - among others - traces of the Late Antiquity walls.
The exhibited pieces consist of both findings from excavations from various eras in the surrounding area, and from sculptures coming from the Baptistery and stored here to protect them from the weather. Among them are some masterpieces by the sculptor Benedetto Antelami, depicting characters like Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, prophets, angels, etc.
The Museum allows an adequate preparation for the visit of the Baptistery also because through an interactive PC screen it enables you to study in depth the pictorial masterpieces - often difficult to decipher - frescoed on the walls and on the dome of the Baptistery that will be visited later.
For this reason, a preliminary visit to the Museum - through the aforementioned combined ticket - is very advisable.
Written 29 October 2018
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travelsafer
6,843 contributions
Small museum in Parma, Italy
Oct 2018 • Friends
We got a combo ticket for the Battistero and museo at the Museo Diocesano in Parma. It is a small museum that explains the history of the excavation and the city of Parma. There are some mosaics, fragments of artifacts and some statues. It is worth visiting just as part of the tour with the battistero. It is located near the main piazza. It needs more information in English, most of it is in Italian only.
Written 21 October 2018
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA25,002 contributions
Unexpected surprise
Apr 2018 • Couples
We were going to visit magnificent Battistero di Parma, but the tickets included the Museo Diocesano, so we decided to stop by.

Glad we did! It is the place where the original statues of the Battistero exterior are on display (the 13th century statues of Queen of Sheba and King Solomon, the lions, etc.). Very interesting!
Written 17 June 2018
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Swedishtomcat
Diss, UK2,796 contributions
What’s with the lions?
May 2018 • Couples
We bought a joint ticket for this and the octagonal Baptistery across the piazza. Didn’t really find this museum overly exciting, apart form the odd-looking stone lions. Maybe if there had been some information in English available then we might’ve given a higher rating.
Written 23 May 2018
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robin082
Albany, NY348 contributions
Nice but not special
May 2018 • Couples
We walked through the mostly Roman artifacts in this museum after touring the Bapistery. Some interesting Roman pieces but not extraordinary.
Written 18 May 2018
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
Small but interesting
Oct 2017 • Couples
The entrance ticket is included in the Baptistery ticket, so go if you are already there. There are some nice mosaics, and statues.
Written 5 November 2017
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Holzermayr
Maria Enzersdorf, Austria629 contributions
Small museum next to cathedral
Oct 2017 • Couples
Having bought a ticket for the beautiful Battisterio, one can also visit il Museo Diecesano with the same ticket. It Shows some Roman excavations but is not comparable to the other monuments around the square.
Written 13 October 2017
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