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Museo Civico di Cuneo

Cuneo, Italy


Museo Civico di Cuneo

Cuneo, Italy

The Civic Museum

The Monumental Complex of San Francesco in Cuneo is a national monument, architectural testimony of the medieval era and home to the city museum. The "new church" of the second fifteenth century and the seventeenth-century cloister were substituted for a fourteenth-century "ancient church", later incorporated into the conventual space now used as a museum. In the former convent the museum itinerary unwinds: the archaeological section, divided into Prehistory, Romanity and the Middle Ages, consists of historical donations, now enriched by the acquisitions of recent excavations, exhibited with modern communication technologies and coming largely from the motorway of Asti-Cuneo (Roman necropolis and votive deposits from Montanera, Bombonina, Castelletto Stura; kits from the Lombard period of Sant'Albano Stura).
The sacred art collection houses, among other works, some valuable tables attributed to Defendente Ferrari, a large collection of ex-votos was set up with the intention of recreating the interior of a devotional chapel. Finally, the ethnographic section constitutes a suggestive trait d'union between the city and its valleys: the labors of daily work and festive occasions are evoked by a colorful collection of tools, materials, clothes and jewels, representative of the alpine communities locals.
Its treasures are also revealed "the museum that cannot be seen", but which on request can be "consulted": the Giovanni Vacchetta collection contains drawings, sketches and unpublished manuscripts useful to reconstruct the history of the Piedmontese artistic heritage between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the substantial photographic archive of Adriano Scoffone offers an illuminating image of the city during the years of the Regime.

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Museo Civico di Cuneo

Via Santa Maria, 10
12100, Cuneo

Opening hours

    MON closed

    TUE 15:30 - 18:30

    WED 15:30 - 18:30

    THU 15:30 - 18:30

    FRI 15:30 - 18:30

    SAT 15:30 - 18:30

    SUN 15:30 - 18:30

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Complesso monumentale del Castello e parco di Racconigi


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Monforte d'Alba