Museo Civico, Altomonte

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Museo Civico

Il Museo inaugurato nel 1980, è ospitato in alcuni ambienti ricavati dell'ex Convento dei Domenicani, attiguo alla Chiesa di Santa Maria della Consolazione, sapientemente restaurati, nel decennio successivo, su iniziativa del Comune di altomonte. Il museo documenta lo svolgersi di un importante capitolo della storia di Altomonte, del mecenatismo dei suoi feudatari e di un importante ordine religioso, quello dei Domenicani.

Ricchissima la collezione, costituita da due distinti nuclei, quello medioevale e quello domenicano, formatisi in epoche storiche diverse. Si possono ammirare il San Ladislao, bellissima tempera su tavola dipinta dal maestro senese Simone Martini nel 1326, la tavola della Madonna delle Pere di Paolo Di Ciacio (allievo di Antonello da Messina), due tavolette di Bernardo Daddi, dipinti di scuola napoletana, paramenti sacri, sculture in legno ecc;. Di notevole interesse anche la biblioteca storica, con una ricca collezione di testi di teologia, diritto canonico, storia della Chiesa e codici di canti gregoriani, soprattutto del periodo della Controriforma.

CIVIC MUSEUM

ALTOMONTE

Office of Tourism and Culture

The Civic Museum of Altomonte was opened in 1980 to coincide with the celebration of the seventh centenary of the birth of Simone Martini, of which the museum houses his valuable work “St. Ladislaus.”

The collection is housed in rooms converted from some of the old cells of the former Dominican Monastery, built between 1342 and 1440, commissioned by Cobella Ruffo Sanseverino and is adjacent to the Church of Our Lady of Consolation.

The monastery was expertly restored by an initiative taken by the town administration, and it is also the location of the Municipal and Historical Library. The Museum tells the story through its different exhibits; Medieval, Dominican, Sculptures, Silver, Vestments and Lapidary, unfolding an important chapter in the history of Altomonte: the patronage of the arts by the local feudal lords, Filippo Sangineto and Cobella Ruffo Sanseverino, and the attentive preservation by the religious order of the Dominicans. The works on display come from the churches of Our Lady of Consolation, St. Francis of Paola and St. James the Apostle and are owned by the FEC (Religious Buildings Foundation of the Italian Ministry of the Interior).

TOWN OF ALTOMONTE

COSENZA PROVINCE

LARGO DELLA SOLIDARIETA’, 1 - 87042 ALTOMONTE CS

WWW.COMUNE.ALTOMONTE.CS.IT

FACEBOOK: MUSEO CIVICO ALTOMONTE

TEL. 0981 948041 Fax 0981 948261

ALTOMONTEUFFICIOTURISMO@GMAIL.COM

CIVIC MUSEUM - ALTOMONTE

DOMINICAN MONASTERY

PIAZZA TOMMASO CAMPANELLA TEL. 0981 948216

www.museocivicoaltomonte.it - info@museocivicoaltomonte.it

TOURIST INFORMATION POINT

PALAZZO BATTAGLIA - PIAZZA COPPOLA - TEL. 0981 948041

MUNICIPAL AND HISTORICAL LIBRARY

MONASTERY OF THE DOMINICAN

PIAZZA TOMMASO CAMPANELLA - TEL. 0981 948216

DIRECTIONS

By Car: Take the A3 Salerno- Reggio Calabria / exit Altomonte 9km.

By Train: Spezzano Albanese 18km; S. Marco Argentano 20km.; Sibari 32Km.; Cosenza 55km.; Paola 70km

By Bus: Private Lines (LA VALLE-TNC, SIMET, SAI, ETC.) run daily or weekly between major Italian cities (departures from Altomonte, Spezzano Albanese or Castrovillari)

By Plane: Lamezia Terme 130km.; Reggio Calabria. 300km.
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