In the centre of Trento, next to the St. Vigil Cathedral, the art treasures of the diocese are located
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Founded in 1903, the Tridentine Diocesan Museum is located in the Palazzo Pretorio, the first episcopal residence in the central Piazza del Duomo, which has always been the beating heart of the city's civic and religious life. The square is framed by the magnificent Cathedral of San Vigilio, under whose foundations the remains of an ancient early Christian basilica were found (which can be visited today).
In the rooms of the museum you can admire a rich artistic and cultural heritage from the period between the 11th and 19th centuries: paintings, wooden sculptures, winged altars, splendid robes, illuminated manuscripts, iconographic testimonies of the Council of Trento, precious goldsmith's work, ancient embroideries and magnificent Flemish tapestries. The museum also houses the cathedral treasure with the large processional urn of St. Vigilius.
The museum also includes the early Christian Basilica of San Vigilio, the Porta Veronensis - the ancient monumental entrance to the Roman Tridentum, dating from the 1st century AD - and the Torre Civica (or Torre di Piazza), the city's landmark with its 45-metre height. The museum is also responsible for managing the facilities of Villa Lagarina in Palazzo Libera.
Porta Veronensis: temporarily closed
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• Tridentine Diocesan Museum + Early Christian Basilica of St. Vigil:
€ 7.00: full ticket
€ 5.00: reduced ticket (young people 15- 26 years, over 65, AreAArte Card, FAI Fondo per l'ambiente italiano, groups over 20 visitors)
• Tridentine Diocesan Museum + Early Christian Basilica of St. Vigil + Torre Civica:
€ 12.00: full ticket
€ 10.00: reduced ticket (young people 15- 26 years, over 65, AreAArte Card, FAI Fondo per l'ambiente italiano, groups over 20 visitors)
Free entrance: every first Sunday of the month, for children up to 14 years, persons with disabilities and carers, Trentino Guest Card