Museo del Duomo

Museo del Duomo, Udine

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Museo del Duomo

Museo del Duomo
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Douglas645
Horsham, UK210 contributions
Interesting visit but opening times not reliable
Jul 2019 • Couples
We managed to visit at the second time of trying. The first time it should have been open, we asked in the duomo and they said it was closed due to a lack of volunteers.
Anyway, it has a beautiful sarcophagus and lovely frescoes. Free entry with donations. There is an A4 information sheet in English but the volunteer in duty was very keen to conduct us on a tour in Italian. She was very informative and we got a lot more from the visit.
No photos at all allowed, so not sure how others have got photos on TripAdvisor.
Written 10 July 2019
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Sandy S
Albuquerque, NM838 contributions
Fascinating details
Jun 2018 • Solo
I found the cathedral ornate but not aesthetically distinguished. Maybe I had simply seen too many cathedrals in the past weeks. The interior exemplified 18th Century excess, at odds with the Gothic exterior. The bell tower was oddly stunted, apparently because the original foundation wouldn’t support a proportionally tall one.
By contrast, the Baptistery, also known as the Museo del Duomo, was well worth a visit. A cordial and knowledgeable volunteer docent pointed out some of the distinctive features of the small but fascinating collection. Of particular note was the exquisitely carved marble sarcophagus supported by five caryatids and containing the relics of Ber, who accepted the post of bishop here at the age of 70, then was waylaid and murdered 20 years later. One of the scenes depicted on the sarcophagus was an exorcism, with a little devil flying from the mouth of the possessed person. The museum also displayed Ber’s vestment and white shroud, embroidered with a white-on-white pattern of tiny crosses.
Written 24 October 2018
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caren s
Princeton, NJ11 contributions
Great museum experience
Mar 2018 • Friends
The museum is set up with the best of modern electronic displays and exhibits of important art from the Duomo

There is much to see. I went back several times, appreciating a chance to look closely at certain things after having gotten an overview of the collection. I came away with a stronger sense of how Florence was the true center of the Renaissance
Written 3 March 2018
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
Wonderful frescoes
Oct 2017 • Friends
This tiny gem of a museum is in the Bapistry tower next to the terminally dull Gothic nightmare of a Cathedral and such a joy after seeing that. The sarcophagus raised on the hands of statues in the first room is exquisite. The frescoes in the third room are just wonderful. Skip the cathedral, spend more time here!
Written 2 October 2017
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Hendrik_NL
Vlaardingen, The Netherlands7,154 contributions
After the Duomo visit, cuntinue to the Battistero
May 2015 • Couples
Follow the signs "Museo" in the Doumo; these signs lead from the Doumo to the entrance of the Battistero and the Duomo Museum. Entrance is free; a voluntary donation is appreciated. And for a good cause in my opinion. As the Battistero and the Museum is run by volunteers, opening times are restricted. It is a good plan to obtain this information beforehand, to avoid encountering a closed door. Inside the Battistero is the show piece the rendering of Noah's Ark in marble. Further on the Duomo Museum in the heritage vaults of the Duomo, some delicate jewels and other interesting subjects are to be admired. Furthermore, faded wall paintings give evidence of the antiquity of the Duomo building. The same kind of preserved wall paintings can be found on medieval buildings in Spilimbergo for instance. A must visit place in Udine.
Written 1 June 2015
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Museo del Duomo is open:
  • Sun - Sat 16:00 - 18:00
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 - 12:00