The Museum of the Abbey

Arte-museo

 

Leaving the Cathedral, we find ourselves at the Museum entrance: divided into two stories, the museum offers its visitors the testimony of various phases of the Monastery history and art.

Most of the objects exhibited are the results of complex work done over time which has given life to a harmonious repertory of artworks, exhibits and other repaired and protected works, especially following the last destruction. The present location of the Museum was founded in 1980 with funds provided by the Lazio Region and continuously renovated throughout the years according to museum standards.

The range of the exhibited artworks is not monothematic since the Museum has different sections in one building: the types of works present are archaelogic, artistic, historical and religious and they include a time period that goes from the 6th century BC to our times.

 

Archaelogic section: here we can see pieces found during the excavations near the Monastery.
Medieval section: includes fragments of the ancient Abbey destroyed throughout the centuries.

Section dedicated to miniatures and prints: here some examples of manuscripts and printed material kept in the abbatial archives are exhibited.

Not of less importance is the section dedicated to paintings, silverware and vestments.

The exhibit of Sandro Botticelli's Nativity and the room dedicated to Benedictine iconography is not of less importance .

You will also find the section dedicated to the events of World War II  really interesting.

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