Civico Museo Sartorio

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Quill2005
Ocala, FL150 contributions
A Charming Glimpse of 19th Century Trieste
Nov 2019
If you like the Revoltella Museum (not far away), this home from the 19th century of a wealthy Triestine family is yet another enjoyable museum in Trieste. The Civico Museo Sartorio gives the visitor another glimpse of a way of life from the standpoint of a well-to-do family of Trieste in the 19th century. It’s easy to get to by walking from the Piazza della Unita (about 15 minutes, a pleasant route). Give yourself at least an hour to visit the museum and be sure to check opening hours.
Written 26 January 2020
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Carolyn330
New York City, NY50 contributions
A HOUSE MUSEUM..
Oct 2019
This is an interesting museum. And the Tiepolo drawings are indeed wonderful. Very quiet. Some art is quite good. Nice to see how a family lived.
Written 22 October 2019
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Mark B
Surrey, UK16 contributions
Amazing Museum in Trieste
Sep 2019 • Couples
This museum is a true hidden gem of Trieste, just a 10 minute walk from the Grand Piazza (follow the harbour promenade for good views). This former villa of wealthy merchants was generously given by the Sartorio family as a public museum after the second World War, when the city was an Allied protectorate.
It houses a very varied and fascinating collection, including: sculptures, historical artefacts and furniture, a china collection, portraits and other paintings, and a superb collection of ecclesiastical artwork. There are also several fully furnished rooms, notably the Duke's bedroom, the Baroque style sitting room, the Gothic themed music room, library, and kitchen equipped as in the heyday of the house in the late 19th century.
What makes the museum such a treat is that with the varied styles and contents, each room is a real surprise. Added to this was a very helpful custodian who was happy to answer any questions without breathing down our necks. Entry is free and there's no pressure to make a donation, but I thought it was thoroughly worthwhile, and certainly recommend a visit. Allow at least an hour to view all three floors, maybe two to appreciate the contents fully.
Written 22 September 2019
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giorgiocannella
Rome, Italy812 contributions
A Museum not promoted!
Aug 2019 • Friends
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Un museo di grande interesse con le opere d’arte (tele e pale d’altare) del periodo veneziano in Istria e i disegni di Giambattista Tiepolo NON può essere aperto solo tre giorni a settimana dalle 14.00 alle 17.00!

Mi sarebbe piaciuto farvi vedere le opere e i disegni che ho menzionato, ma è vietato fotografarle.
Un’opportunità in meno per promuovere il Museo!

A museum of great interest with works of art (paintings and altarpieces) from the Venetian period in Istria and drawings by Giambattista Tiepolo can NOT be opened only three days a week from 2.00pm to 5.00pm!

I would have liked to show you the works and drawings I mentioned, but it is forbidden to photograph them.
One less opportunity to promote the Museum!
Written 17 August 2019
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Miha P
Maribor, Slovenia8,793 contributions
Hidden small museum
Mar 2019 • Solo
Sartorio house is nice little museum not far from the central part of the city. It is nearly hidden on a steep slope, behind nice garden. Many palaces seem richer from outside. Interior is a paradise of furniture and all other small objects from the rich house from 18., 19. and 20. century. Take a lot of time to look at all details and little works of art. Black stain of the museum are stolen paintings from the churches in Slovenia. They can be returned to the altars, to Italian and Slovene citizens in Koper and Piran.
Written 30 March 2019
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Expats in Trieste
Trieste, Italy16 contributions
Worth visiting!
Sep 2018 • Friends
As a locale expat living in Trieste I can assure you this museum si underrated but is absolutely worth visiting!
Written 5 November 2018
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cordyroy
Mobile, AL2,274 contributions
Nice house
Sep 2018 • Couples
We enjoyed our visit. Furnishings and Art are excellent in this former palace of the Sartoio family. The history of the acquisition of the Teipolo drawings is interesting.
Check hours before you go as some days it is only open in the am.
Written 28 October 2018
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John S
Uxbridge, UK895 contributions
Absolutely delightful.
Aug 2018 • Couples
If I was impressed by the Revoltella museum, (a couple of hundred yards downhill), then the Sartorio Civic Museum really quite astonished me.

Let’s begin with the best bit – it’s free, (or it was in August 2018). Hailing from a city where, (almost), all the major cultural attractions are free to enter, finding such a rare "gem" in Italy doubled our pleasure. The museum has a similar feel and focus as the Revoltella, being in essence, the house and contents of a 19th century nobleman. However in one respect, the free Sartorio trumps the "pay-to-enter" Revoltella by some margin and that one thing is the Giambattista Tiepolo drawings.

Utterly exquisite and simply beautiful in a way that will lift the heart of those of us who remain unimpressed; by seeing the aftermath of pots of paint flung at a canvas and being declared a "masterpiece". I am always in awe of the true artist, who can direct his hand to sketch out such truth and beauty, (not to mention the occasional “grotesque”), with such obvious ease. Quite a lot of the sketches are kept in drawers, to protect them from the effects of strong light but simply pulling one out, to reveal its contents, will deliver rich rewards. I could have spent hours in those rooms alone.

As with most attractions in Trieste, the staff were a credit to Italy’s cultural heritage. They provided interesting nuggets of information and did not loom over you as you appreciated the artworks. The whole experience was an utter joy, from entry to exit.

I would have honestly paid to enter the Sartorio - and been happy to - but as entry was free, it was unquestionably the cultural highlight of our trip to Trieste. Top marks.
Written 23 August 2018
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jgc37
Perugia, Italy179 contributions
A real hidden gem for art lovers in particular
Dec 2017 • Solo
This free museum (and that in itself is remarkable) is a former palazzo complete with beautiful furnishings, including, as others have said, the kitchen, but also lots of remarkably preserved furniture. There are also a handful of glorious art works by Tiepolo and Carpaccio, and additional drawings by Tiepolo. The staff were wonderful, helpful but not hovering. I was not required to visit as part of a group. Also, a pretty cool show on luxury and Trieste (Hapsburg and Napoleonic stuff), though most signage was only in Italian. The rest of the palazzo, however, includes explanations in both English and Italian. If you don't fancy the bus ride to Marimare, this is a great alternative. I expected to breeze in and spent a few hours.
Written 19 December 2017
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Barb R
Benalla, Australia4 contributions
Something a bit different
Aug 2016 • Solo
After completing the European Peace Walk from Vienna to Trieste I came across the Civico Museo Sartorio. The guide was wonderful and spoke excellent English. The building was mostly set up as a period piece with beautiful furnishings which included, my highlight, the kitchen. Such a wonderful display of copper ware and utensils. A gem.
Written 3 May 2017
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Civico Museo Sartorio is open:
  • Thu - Sun 10:00 - 17:00