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Museo Diocesano San Matteo di Salerno

Largo Plebiscito 12, 84121 Salerno, Italy
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Gallery of ancient art

We happened upon this as we thought there was going to be a concert on, instead we viewed the... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Julie B
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Perth, Australia
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A famous church

Even if you've seen almost every church in Italy you must see this historic church dedicated to St... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
DM S
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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24 Sep 2017
“Gallery of ancient art”
21 Sep 2017
“A famous church”
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Largo Plebiscito 12, 84121 Salerno, Italy
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We happened upon this as we thought there was going to be a concert on, instead we viewed the gallery which was incredibly designed and interesting. Whilst unfamiliar with all the periods eg Mannerist, it certainly showed us some great exhibits from this time and...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Even if you've seen almost every church in Italy you must see this historic church dedicated to St Matthew. It is free to visit and the 8nterior is very different to anything we've seen befoe.

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Reviewed 28 September 2016

We only slipped in here because it was raining. In the first room we entered, we were confronted by Caravaggio's Judith. It's amazing how close you can get to priceless art. (I'm sure if we had actually touched anything, it would have set off alarms!)...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2016

I was the only visitor on a summer Saturday morning and found the museum very pleasant. I was surprised to see ivory carvings depicting testament scriptures. The rooms were lit only as needed , perhaps triggered by entry or remote control. One room failed to...More

Thank Kath F
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Reviewed 19 March 2016

I didn't spend long enough here as they closed about an hour after I got there. Illuminated manuscripts, alabaster, petite pieces of ornately carved ivory and some lovely art - I particularly liked Judith.

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Reviewed 21 August 2015

Ok, so Salerno isn't known for its museums. And I was the only person inside the whole time. But it is so interesting. It's not just your normal Madonnas with Child in every single room. There are ancient tablets and scrolls and coins from all...More

1  Thank Katie G
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Reviewed 25 June 2015

Yes it thought Mathew the apostle is buried here. Started by the Normans if you look hard you,lol find traces of the ancient church,the lions outside, Corinthian columns and mosaics above the altar.

Thank Stephen N
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Reviewed 9 February 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the exhibit, especially the ivories that capture the highlights of the Old and New Testament. They were also various other prices of artwork to enjoy too. It cost 2 euros each and took about an hour to tour and enjoy.

Thank Diane K
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Stumbled upon this place while seeking shelter from the rain. This is not normally something I'd be amazed over, but I found that I truly enjoyed this museum. It succeeded in giving me a bite sized insight into historical biblical art. The ivory tablets as...More

2  Thank clarey87
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

We wouldn't necessarily have sought out a diocesan museum, but were blown away by the intricate and ancient ivory tablets engraved with Bible stories. There are some other interesting pieces in the collection, but the tablets were something special.

2  Thank salcal73
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