Diocesan Museum - Ortona (ch)
Opened to the public in December 2003, it is one of the most important sacred art museums in the region and a real treasure trove of works of art. It is located in the large rooms adjacent to the Cathedral of St. Thomas the Apostle, a building of early Christian origin renovated in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
In the museum have found significant evidence of centuries of history of the Ortonese church: paintings, sculptures, goldsmiths, sacred vestments, votive offerings and wooden furniture from the Cathedral and churches of the City.
The core of the paintings is very significant, with masterpieces such as "The Holy Face of Lucca-The legend of the jester" of the mid fifteenth century, and the almost contemporary "Madonna col puer dolorosus" attributable to an unknown master near the Balletta workshop. No less important is the silver sector, which has a precious chalice from 1608, an altar cross, made by the Neapolitan silversmith Filippo del Giudice in 1756, and the paperglory preserved in precious silver frames.
Among the textile finds, the most important are the refined nineteenth-century liturgical vestments that belonged to Archbishop Francesco Maria de' Luca. Visitors can explore the museum guided by their smartphone, thanks to a sophisticated wi-fi interconnection system with which it will be possible to download the e-book in Italian and English of the guide to the works on display.
opening hours - solar time
Morning 9:30 / 12:00 on Wednesdays Thursday and Saturday
Afternoon 16:00 / 18:00 on Tuesday Thursday Friday Saturday and Sunday
opening hours - legal time
Morning 9:30 / 12:00 on Wednesdays Thursday Friday and Saturday
Afternoon 17:00 / 19:00 on Tuesday Thursday Saturday and Sunday