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Diocesan Museum - Lanciano (CH)

The Diocesan Museum of Lanciano is one of the most important museums of sacred art in the Abruzzo region. Opened to the public in 2002 by Monsignor Carlo Ghidelli, the museum is the result of a meticulous research of ancient works, curated by Monsignor Enzio D'Antonio, at the archiepiscopal seat and the various churches of Lanciano, some of which have been deconsecrated for centuries. The museum is located inside the Seminary building, 17th century building, seat of the Archdiocese. It is divided into six rooms according to a precise thematic order and contains a heterogeneous series of objects, linked to Christian worship and dating from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century. Particularly present in the people of Lausanne is the Marian devotion, witnessed by countless votive offerings, paintings and gold and precious stone jewelry donated to Our Lady of the Bridge, patron of the city, all dated between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In fact, the first two rooms are dedicated to the cult of Our Lady containing, in addition to votive offerings, wooden statues of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.

A special room contains sculptures and paintings of Neapolitan manufacture dating from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century. The room dedicated to the sacred vestments collects, among other things, chalices ranging from the thirteenth to the eighteenth, processional crosses by Nicola da Guardiagrele (fifteenth century.) and a huge wooden reliquary plated with gold of the seventeenth century The room dedicated to fabrics contains the liturgical vestments embroidered with gold threads belonged to Archbishop Francesco Maria de Luca and donated by him to the Archdiocese of Lanciano. There are also two silk dresses used to dress the statues.

It is possible to visit the halls of the Diocesan Museum of Lanciano guided by their mobile phones thanks to the wi-fi connection that will allow visitors to download the audio guides for free or acquire information about the works by photographing the QR codes associated with the main masterpieces on show.

Address: Largo dell'Appello 2

info@museodiocesanolanciano.it  tel. 0872-712648

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