Diocesan Museum

Genoa, Italy

The Diocesan museum of Genoa is located is found inside the old residence of the canons of the Cathedral of San Lorenzo and is accessible through the cloister of San Lorenzo. The cloister, built in the 12th century, is characterized by two levels of arches resting on double Romanesque columns with leaved capitals. In the 17th century two sides of the building were modified, with the double columns substituted with heavy pilasters in order to support the above two floors constructed for additional space.

The museum houses objects from the diocese of Genoa and the surrounding area, including sculptures, paintings, frescoes, illuminated manuscripts, and a series of liturgical items, as well as an archeological area.



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Founded: 2000
Category: Museums in Italy

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DAVID SNYDER (8 months ago)
Beautiful and well organized collection in a remarkable cloister.
Claudio Baffico (10 months ago)
Ho partecipato alla visita cattedrale segreta by night: la consiglio a tutti! Visita interessante e dinamica, curiosità simpatiche, guida professionale e disponibile. Un buon audio permette di seguire senza doversi accalcare, adatta anche ai più giovani che possono avvicinarsi alla storia dei nostri monumenti divertendosi con una insolita vista notturna della città
ILIYA POPOV (12 months ago)
Beautiful samples of Genovese religious art with some of the pieces dating 600 years back. Definitely worth it if you want to learn more about the history of Genoa's art. There are lockers for your backpack or purse and clean restrooms on the lower floors. You are allowed to take pictures in most of the rooms apart from the Blue room where the exhibition is so shown under blue light and it's pretty dark. I would give them 5 starts if they install proper AC.
Charles Blunt (15 months ago)
Impressive historical religious objects
Santos Amerio (3 years ago)
This was for me a great discovery!
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