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Review of Palazzo Soliano

Palazzo Soliano
Ranked #35 of 73 things to do in Orvieto
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Your ticket to the Duomo will get you into this museum as well. The building itself is very interesting to see. The works are by the artist Emilio Greco would did the new bronze doors on the Duomo. There are a lot of bronze pieces to see as well as working drawings. Not a lot of signage, it would be helpful.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

This museum includes the works of Emilio Greco, an artist who donated 32 sculptures and 60 graphics to the city of Orvieto. One of his works was exhibited in London during the Olympic Games of 1948, and he sculpted the bronze doors of the Duomo in 1964. Beautiful.

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Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

This museum had a collection of modern sculpture by the Sicilian El Greco. The pieces were interesting, (but repetitive in content) mostly of people who appear to be sleeping or in a daze. There was no catalogue (I asked and was told there wasn't one) and no description of the individual works. Not a must see.

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Reviewed 13 January 2015

Palazzo Soliano, this is parallel to the Duomo, now houses a major collection of Sicilian sculptor El Greco’s works, which he donated to Orvieto after forming a bond with the community via a commission to made new bronze doors for the Duomo. The completed doors arrived in 1964 but around this time there was a dispute whether or not the original heavy wooden doors of the Duomo should be replaced at all; and this was after El Greco had already made the new ones! Finally at dawn on 11 August 1970 the new bronze doors were hung, it is possible to see a scaled down version in the museum.
There is a plaster cast of the monument for Pope John XXIII, this is huge piece, which measures about 4m x 12ms.
Also in this small space is an El Greco collection of 32 bronze sculptures, some are larger than life and 60 works that include etchings, drawings and paintings, along with some photos. Most of the works on display are female nudes; El Greco did women beautifully, his work has movement making his sculptures seem alive. There is even a viewing walkway and spiral staircase leading to a mezzanine floor so you can take in the details from different angles.
Palazzo Soliano summer hours are 10.00am to 6.00pm.
Labels in the Palazzo Soliano are in Italian.
MODO ticket covers the chapels in the Duomo, El Greco Museum and the Duomo Museum

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Reviewed 19 September 2014

So many children playing,riding bikes and beautiful laughter all pleasant summer evenings in this square,what joy'

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