Tourist offices Palermo

Palermo‘s tourist office is called C.I.T. (Centro di Informazione Turistica). There are six offices, which are located near the main attractions of the city. Four of them are only open in the morning and early afternoon. The C.I.T.’s Bellini and Cavour are also open in the afternoon and early evening.

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Cathedral Museum Lucca

The Cathedral Museum (Museo della Cattedrale) of Lucca is located right next to the city’s Duomo itself. The collection consists of liturgical objects and works of art taken from the various churches in the area.

Cathedral Museum Lucca

Address, opening hours and ticket price

The address of the Museo della Cattedrale is Piazza Antelminelli, 5 – 55100 Lucca. Opening times: 10.00 till 18.00. Ticket price: 4 Euros. Children younger than 6: Free. Combi-ticket Cathedral + Museum + Campanile + Baptistery + Santi Giovanni and Reparata Church: 9 Euros: Combi-ticket students between 6 and 25 of age: 6 Euros.

History

The Cathedral Museum is located near the Oratory of San Giuseppe and was founded in 1992. Half of its collection consists of the objects used at Mass and other ecclesiastical ceremonies. The second half consists of statues and paintings taken from the various churches of the city to better preserve them.

Except for the manuscripts, which have one entire room to themselves, the exhibition is organized by chronology.

Highlightsd Museo del Cattedrale Lucca

An ivory diptych of consul Areobindo from the early 6th century.

A copper tin from Liege, depicting the martyrdom of Thomas Becket. Another printed and painted leather holder from Flanders.

The Croce dei Pisani (“Cross of the Pisans”), a gold cross from the early 15th century.

A choir screen is a kind of fence between the presbytery and the nave. The museum houses some choir screens made by Matteo Civitali from the 15th and 16th centuries.

Other artifacts and works of art made in Lucca at the time include paintings by Vincenzo Freudiani and silverware by Francesco Marti.

Also on display is a reliquary of Saint Sebastian, in the form of a circular temple.

There is a large collection of antique priest’s clothing and silverware made in Lucca between the 15th and 19th centuries.

An entire room is dedicated to sculptures that originally used to grace the cathedral. Highlights include a bishop’s bust from the 11th century, the “Apostle” by Jacopo della Quercia and a statue of Fra’ Fazio.

Volto Santo

In a separate room, the ornaments of the “Holy Face” (Volto Santo) are preserved. These are brought out every year on May 3 and September 14, to be carried through the city on a simulacrum of Jesus Christ.

Santissima Trinità or Magione Church Palermo

The original name of the Magione Church in Palermo is Chiesa della Santissima Trinità. The church was originally owned by a German order of knights. It was built towards the end of the 12th century, although most of the artworks on display are of more recent date. Highlights are the façade and the cloister.

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