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Diocesan Museum in Venice Italy

The Diocesan Museum in Castello, Venice Italy: history, opening hours, contacts, fares of tickets and useful information for the visit.

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Museo Diocesano Venezia Diocesan Museum - Pinacoteca Manfrediana, La Salute, Dorsoduro, 1 - Venice

The beautiful Romanesque cloister of Sant'Apollonia which for decades kept the works of the Diocesan Museum remains as a warehouse for the collection. And this enters the beautiful rooms of the Pinacoteca Manfrediniana inside the Patriarchal Seminary erected in 1670 by Baldassarre Longhena; right next to the Basilica della Salute.

The Pinacoteca was born thanks to the legacy of the Marquis Federico Manfredini to the Diocese of Venice, made with the condition that it always be displayed intact.

The halls of the museum house furnishings, sacred vestments, sculptures and paintings from the suppression of Venetian churches and convents.


It presents one of the richest and oldest collections of sacred silverware composed of over 200 liturgical objects of striking beauty dating from the 13th to the 21st century; a collection of paintings in which the names of Tintoretto, Palma il Giovane, Gregorio Lazzarini, Luca Giordano, Giannantonio Pellegrini appear; a rich presence of wooden sculptures and a collection of dressed Madonna statues.

Works exposed inside the Museum

- A sixth-century reliquary capsule from the East, from the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta di Torcello.

- Leone in "moleca". Venetian sculptor active around the middle of the century XIV and coming from the Rio di San Marcuola Cannaregio.

- Tintoretto's Last Supper

- Crucifixion by Tintoretto

- Christ died between San Carlo Borromeo and Angels by Tintoretto

- Christ among the doctors by Giambattista Lambranzi

- Transportation of a drowned man by Boranga

- Paintings by Palma il Giovane, Gregorio Lazzarini, Antonio Zanchi, Luca Giordano, Giannantonio Pellegrini, Savoldo

- Ancona di San Donato and devotees by Paolo Veneziano

How to reach the Diocesan Museum

By vaporetto take line 2 or 1 with a stop in San Marco or San Zaccaria.
The Diocesan Museum is located behind the Basilica of San Marco and is easily reachable both from the Piazza and from Riva degli Schiavoni via San Zaccaria and Campo Santi Filippo e Giacomo.

Hours: every day from 10.00 to 19.00.
Tickets: full € 5 (including access to the cloister). Reduced € 3 for groups of min 15 people and visitors up to 18 years and over 65 years. Free under 6 years.
Website: Diocesan Museum


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