Museo della Cattedrale

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Museo della Cattedrale

Museo della Cattedrale
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TPT_Traveller
Vancouver, B.C.709 contributions
Illuminated Manuscripts of Gregorian Chants
Oct 2018 • Couples
We got admission to the museum because we went on a labyrinth tour. I wouldn't recommend the museum on it's own unless you have an interest in religious artifacts. However, we found the illuminated musical manuscripts of Gregorian chants beautiful for their own sake. An entire corridor of books is on display. They are richly illustrated with beautiful gold and blue inks, which were very expensive at the time they were created. That the books are so well preserved is remarkable. This was (for us) the best part of the museum.
Written 15 October 2018
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dudeski
weymouth40 contributions
Got to see the tunnels
Aug 2017 • Couples
Whilst the actual museum has limited information in English and is predominately religious the visit into the tunnels was excellent and was well worth a visit
Written 11 August 2017
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alh065
Houston, TX43 contributions
Touring the Museo della Catadrale and Labyrinth
Apr 2017 • Couples
On our recent European trip, we spent five days in Chiusi, a small southern Tuscan Hill town, from which we also managed side trips to Assisi and Montepulciano. One of the highlights in our learning about the history of Chiusi was our visit to the Museo della Cattadrale and it's associated undergroung labyrinthe, used by the Etruscans as a water system. The very helpful personnel at the excellent Tourist Information, across the street from the Piazza Cattedrale, had suggested the visit, and we were pleased to have taken the guided tour of the labyrinth and an unguided tour through the museum proper.
Written 29 April 2017
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Geert P
Brussels, Belgium18 contributions
Terrible
Aug 2016 • Family
Terrible, a guide just speaking Italian and not doing the slightest effort of translating in English. The tower could not be climbed for mysterious 'security' reasons while it was still advertised. Rip off.
Written 16 August 2016
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enrico f
Parma, Italy31 contributions
interesting museum
Jul 2016 • Couples
we have visited the Museo della Cattedrale during our stay in Chiusi.
The Museum is a typical small italian diocesan museum with some interesting and precious pieces (medieval manuscripts, church furnitures, silver objects, paintings, wood sculptures).
Written 19 July 2016
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Mauriziosimran
Athens, Greece47 contributions
Old liturgical books
May 2016 • Solo
The liturgical books are the main attraction here, even by their sheer numbers.... very well maintained. A good stop waiting for the guide to take into the underground tunnels. One price for the two visits.
Written 15 June 2016
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Joel K
Vancouver, Canada2,912 contributions
Duomo center city .... Quite a mosh mosh of culture
Oct 2015 • Couples
Wow what a structure made up of so many remnants of Chiusi history. Roman, Etruscan and more. Painters of some various periods.
Written 5 October 2015
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Brun066
Florence, Italy10,182 contributions
Some interesting sights, some excellent also; a basic flaw
May 2015 • Couples
The complex of the Cathedral Museum is the sum of many different interesting items.
The visitor who buys a ticket for the Museum is first introduced to the visit of the Museum itself. This is small, but contains some precious pieces. Among them stand out a late ancient mosaic floor; a Roman sculpture with war scenes, discovered by chance during an excavation; and (upstairs) a large number of precious illuminated manuscripts. These have come to the bishop of Chiusi from the famous Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore (which is a few tens of kilometers away), when the Abbey (in Napoleonic times: 1810) was suppressed and its heritage was spread out. As illustrated by captions, these manuscripts saw the intervention of artists also very famous (as, say, Francesco di Giorgio Martini).
In addition, at scheduled times, the entrance fee allows guided tours to the so called "Labyrinth of Porsenna". In fact this is a system of tunnels to carry water, which has pierced the underground of Chiusi at Etruscan times, and which was not many years ago equipped for visiting.
This underground path is interesting (and not recommended for those suffering from claustrophobia); but overall it isn't much impressive to those who have seen - for example - the underground city of Naples, or - to mention a closest city - the underground tunnels dug under Siena in the Middle Ages (the latter, however, more difficult to be visited).
Instead two features that come together at the end of the path, are outstanding: the view from below of a powerful Roman cistern, connected with these tunnels and perfectly preserved. And also the climb - directly from the end of the path - at the cathedral's bell tower, which allows a sweeping view on Chiusi, on neighboring cities and villages, on the mountains and the hills around.
And here comes the most negative element of the visit. A notice is placed both at the entrance of the Museum, and on the Museum's web page, which informs that, in connection with the museum and by reservation (on payment of an additional fee) the so-called great catacomb of Santa Mustiola, in the surrounding countryside, can be visited. This huge catacomb, dating at the third century AD, is of enormous importance because (apart from its monumental aspects) it represents the first evidence of Christianity in Tuscany.
Then in the early morning, just arrived at the museum, we asked the staff if we could book a visit for the afternoon, at any time. The caretaker, very kind, called all morning and for the first part of the afternoon the number of the staff member who was supposed to accompany us; but he never managed to speak to him.
So in our day in Chiusi we visited many interesting sights; but we were unable to visit the catacombs, and probably we will not see them ever again ....
Written 11 May 2015
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