In the centre of Trento, next to the St. Vigil Cathedral, the art treasures of the diocese are located.
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The home of the Tridentine Diocesan Museum is the Pretorio Palace, first Episcopal residence of the town, in the heart of Trento.
The museum was founded in 1903, also the Early Christian St. Vigil Basilica and the exhibition in the Libera Palace in the district of Villa Lagarina belong to it. In the halls of the museum the artistic and cultural treasures (from the 11th - 19th century) can be admired, all of them come from the churches of the Trentino: paintings, wooden sculptures, winged altars, pictorial manuscripts, valuable specimens of goldsmith’s work, ancient art embroideries and Flemish tapestries. The museum also houses the treasury of the cathedral with the large processional casket of St. Vigil.
The multimedia station shows the most important stages of the building of the cathedral in three-d. At one passage in the museum a gorgeous view on the near located cathedral can be enjoyed and the archaeological zone of Porta Veronesis can be visited. The museum is also responsible for the near located Early Christian Basilica of St. Vigil.
Opening hours winter:
1st of October – 31st of May:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday: 9.30 am-12.30 pm and 2 pm-5.30 pm
Sunday: 10 am-1 pm and 2 pm-6 pm
Closed on Tuesday
Opening hours summer:
1st of June – 30th of September:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 10 am-1 pm and 2 pm-6 pm
Closed on Tuesday
The museum remains closed on the following days: 1st of January, 6th of January, Easter, 26th of June, 15th of August, 1st of November and 25th of December
Entrance fee: adults 7,00 Euro
Children up to 14 years free of charge
Museo Diocesano Tridentino
Piazza Duomo, 18
Tel.: +39 0461 234419