Museum and treasury of Monza Cathedral (EN)

concise guide

  • Edited by Luigi Di Corato, Graziano Alfredo Vergani
  • Size 17 x 24 cm
  • Pages 72
  • Language English
  • Year 2007
  • ISBN 9788836610051
  • Price € 10,00  € 9,50
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Abstract

The guide to the Museum and Treasury of Monza Cathedral leads us through 1440 years of art history, from the foundation of the basilica of San Giovanni Battista to the present.
The priceless patrimony of gold work, sculpture, relics and paintings executed by generations of masters and donated by generous and pious patrons, is displayed in two sections of the museum: the Filippo Serpero section, devoted to the early medieval basilica that is no more, and the Carlo Gaiani section, designed to exhibit the works that have enriched the Church’s heritage.
The museum holds one of the most important Lombard treasures, dating to the time of Theodelinda, the queen who made Monza her home.