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Museo Diocesano San Matteo di Salerno

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Small museum with good range of Art

We were the only visitors there on the day we went. Most of the Artwork is of a religious nature... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
LondonBritAbroad
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London
A Very Special Place!

There is something about St. Matthew's Cathedral that opens my heart and lets me know that God is... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Beth R
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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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Largo Plebiscito 12, 84121 Salerno, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were the only visitors there on the day we went. Most of the Artwork is of a religious nature and it has a room of Ivory tablets that are said to be the largest in the world. Rooms are small and temperature controlled. It...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2018

There is something about St. Matthew's Cathedral that opens my heart and lets me know that God is there for sure! The artwork and the sanctuary are extraordinary. The crypt of St. Matthew is moving and reminds me that we are all called to be...More

Thank Beth R
Reviewed 15 June 2018

This cathedral honors St Matthew. Some of his body relics are reputed to be housed in this cathedral.The church has three parallel apses or naves. The church is also dedicated to a long ago pope. An ancient church was built on the site of the...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Salerno is full of wonderful churches and museums . The Diocesan Museum was superb. Housed in the former seminary, it's an architectural delight , amazing interior design. Entrance is only 2 euros and it's closed on Wednesdays. Open Monday to Sunday from 9am to 1pm...More

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Reviewed 25 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

1  Thank Julie B
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.

1  Thank DM S
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

2  Thank Jim R
Reviewed 17 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
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.

1  Thank Danielle J
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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