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Museo Diocesano

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Address: Via Mura del Duomo 7, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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+39 320 877 3610
10:00 - 17:00
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Located in the Chiesa del Buon Gesù (church,) this museum features the...

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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A wonderful must-see collection

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

Reviewed 6 November 2016
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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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

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Reviewed 16 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......

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New York City, New York
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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.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful day. Drive from Anghiari through the mountains and forest roads. Easy parking, not so crowded as Lucca or Pisa. Short walk through some crowds along the Main Street and then the peace and tranquillity of this small museum. Hardly anyone else there. The beautiful Annunciation. Excellent digital display with wonderful zoom detail of the painting. And then our best... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

The architecture, history and art bring me to a state of contemplation and inspiration every time I visit. The little gift shop is a great place to pick up a memento to remind me of this beautiful place.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Hello, there are some fantastic Signorelli and the (obviously) wonderful Beato Angelico. The basement, oratory, should also be seen. The Via Crucis on the staircase is by the futurist Gino Severini is great? You can see it also walking up to Santa Margherita, going by the convent.

Thank Valentina G
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

you can do this museum in well under an hour, and it's right near the heart of the pedestrian streets and squares. The frescoes on the lower level are interesting in their own right, in addition to the Fra' Angelico Annunciation

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Reviewed 25 June 2016

Past and down the hill from the main square - this is the art museum. Small but plan on at least an hour visit. Focused on local artists from the 14th to 16th centuries. Admission id 5 Euros.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Great surprise, we were not expecting to find such a wonderful art collection there from renowned renaissance artists. When you go, don't forget to go downstairs in the oratory. Ceiling and sculptures are breathtaking. Really bot to be missed if you stop in Cortona.

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Reviewed 16 January 2016

You'll not be disappointed by this unassuming museum across from the main Cathedrale/Duomo. The entry is reasonable at 3-4 Euros. There is much to see, but highlights would be the Luca Signorelli Room (4-5 paintings by the master as well as some by his assistants/adherents). The Annunciation (Tryptych) by Fra Angelico is super famous and breath taking. Be prepared for... More 

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