The Museo Diocesano (Diocesan Museum) “Cesare Recanatini” was founded in 1834. Since 1952 it is located in the former bishop’s residence, next to the Cathedral of Ancona. From here, the sight of the port and the city is absolutely stunning.
Owned by the Archdiocese, the Museum displays twenty centuries of Christian history, art and values.
At first, the collections included only objects discarded during renovations. Then, objects from other churches, closed or destroyed by bombings during World War II, found a new home in the Museum.
The Museum boasts paintings ranging from the14th to the 19th century, and more than 460 exhibits, including sculptures, inscriptions, parchments, precious fabrics and tapestries, jewels, terracotta objects, tables, painted canvases.
The museum also preserves a collection of coins and medals from Ancient Rome and the Middle Ages, and the treasure of the Cathedral, consisting of ancient silverware, textiles and sacred ornaments.
We recommend visiting it along with a visit to the Cathedral of San Ciriaco.
Reasons to visit:
- Wonderful exhibits
- Breathtaking view
- The variety of exposed arts
by reservation at 3208773610 every Saturday and Sunday with the following hours: 10.00-12.30 and 16.00-19.00.
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