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Museo Civico e Diocesano La Castellina

Piazza San Benedetto, 1, 06046, Norcia, Italy
+39 0743 71401
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Visit to ancient times

This museum offers glimpses of the pre-roman history of this area. Some lovely art. Alessandro was... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Judith W
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Dallas, Texas
Eclectic and interesting small museum in a great palace

The museum is on the main square of Norcia and housed on a 500 years old imposing fortified palace... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2016
marcopolo111
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Cleveland, Oh
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Damaged during the earthquake
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good51%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Piazza San Benedetto, 1, 06046, Norcia, Italy
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

This museum offers glimpses of the pre-roman history of this area. Some lovely art. Alessandro was a great English speaking guide. Our teenaged grandchildren enjoyed it.

1  Thank Judith W
Reviewed 15 July 2016

The museum is on the main square of Norcia and housed on a 500 years old imposing fortified palace which was the residence of the governors of the pope. There is not that much on the museum, which has a lot of space available. An...More

1  Thank marcopolo111
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

When in Norcia do visit the Castellina museum and do ask the staff to also show you the Criptoportico. The museum contains many very early artefacts and was once the seat of pontifical power in Norcia. Perhaps because of low popularity of the Papal representative...More

Thank Andrew_of_Melbourne
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Built as an "accommodation" for the Pope in the 15th century, then turned into a prison it now houses new art. Interesting are the escape tunnel, a tribute to those area soldiers lost in WWI and an excavated Roman skeleton 4BC. Really not much for...More

Thank onlaydoc
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Our tour group had a guide who spoke English, but quickly and with a very heavy accent. There were several things that stood out on the tour. First, the building is beautiful and worth seeing in its own right. Second, they had an exhibit about...More

Thank nancyd3
Reviewed 19 October 2015

We had not planned to visit this museum but are very pleased we did. We were charged a small admittance fee and this included an introduction by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide whose explanations of the building and the region filled in centuries of...More

Thank GetGoing2014
Reviewed 3 October 2015

I was in Norcia with a guide who took me to to this museum. For a small museum in a small town it has a surprisingly good collection, a lot of which was donated by a local man. The building itself is also very interesting...More

Thank Jo M
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The curator speaks English and is quite happy to explain the many treasures of the museum. Lots of Etruscan and Roman stuff. Very interesting building.

Thank Dan K
Reviewed 30 August 2015

A nice museum. Welcomed by the friendly staff we spent an hour or so touring around the palazzo and museum. I don't really mind but you should be warned that as of the time we were there the place had an unfinished feeling. A project...More

Thank bbinder
Reviewed 23 October 2014

I wasn't planning to enter the museum, but next to the entrance I was approached by a guide called Giorgia. Her knowledge of the local history and heritage is vast, her stories are truly captivating, and her English is excellent. If you visit the museum,...More

Thank 12ruby21
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