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Museo Capitolare of Sant'Antonino Basilica

Address: Via Chiostri Sant’Antonino, 6
Telephone: +39 0523 320653
Official website: www.basilicasantantonino.it
E-mail:
basilicasantantonino@libero.it

 

Opening hours:
from Monday to Saturday 8 am to 12 am and 4 pm to 7 pm
Sunday 8.30 am to 12.30 am and 8 pm to 9.30 pm

 

On the inside, the rooms created in the 16th century nearby Sant’Antonino basilica, above the Sacrestia Capitolare, house a small museum that exhibits furniture and artworks from the chapels demolished between 1915 and 1930 as well as from other restoration works preserved in the Tesoro of the church. Among the most important pieces there are two reredos possibly related by the hand of Maestro del dossale di Sant’Antonino: the first (1425-30) represents eight “Episodi della vita di Sant’Antonino” (episodes from the life of the Saint), the second (about 1450)

is “Dio Padre benedicente” (God the Father Blessing) with the dove of the Holy Spirit among six prophets. A third reredos (1470-1480), attributed to an unknown painter from Piacenza, represents a Crucifixion with Sant’Agostino, San Gregorio, and Sant’Ambrogio on the sides. More interesting pieces are a “Sant’Antonino” in Lombard style (end of the 15th century) and a “Natività di Maria” (Birth of the Virgin Mary) attributed to Giulio Cesare Procaccini. The museum also houses an “Incoronazione della Vergine” (The Coronation of the Virgin) by Giovanni Battista Trotti called ‘Malosso’ and two sketches by Robert de Longe depicting the stories of Sant’Antonino visible in the church presbytery. The museum includes various holy objects such as illuminated codes, goblets, reliquaries, silver monstrance samples, and a wooden Crucifix attributed to Francesco Mochi.
The museum is part of the core of the Musei Diocesani.

Oct 16, 2017 - Dec 13, 2014