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“St Ursula cycle - a little gem!”

Musei Civici di Treviso
Ranked #8 of 201 things to do in Treviso
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 27 May 2014

The fresco cycle is a bit of a hidden gem, as Santa Caterina seems to be slightly off the 'main drag', but definitely worth a visit. There weren't many visitors when we were there, so we were followed round the rest of the museum by a couple of attendants who turned the lights out behind us as we progressed through the rooms!

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Reviewed 4 May 2014

This is an impressive museum by any standard and we were quite unprepared for the range of artefacts, archeology and paintings on display. It's actually divided into 3 areas: the underground and ground levels take you through several thousand years of local archeology with an impressive display of artefacts; the 1st floor includes a range of portraits and sculptures, mainly by Venetian artists, with Room 10 devoted to 15'x20' canvases; and the convent & Church with its magnificent frescoes telling the story of the life of St Ursula.
Clearly there has been some updating of the entire museum and this adds to the experience. For example, the Church frescoes' restoration is complemented by an Apple iMac display that allows you to see how the restoration was carried out. We spent 2 hours here and enjoyed every minute. It shuts for lunch at 12.30 but they allow you to return when it re-opens.

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Reviewed 15 February 2014

If you are in Treviso you must visit this museum. It is based on a large old church and a convent. The church is now dedicated to showing a collection of frescoes telling the story of St Ursula. The convent forms a really extensive art gallery and museum and you could spend hours there. It closes for lunch but they will let you back in later. The only slightly off-putting feature was that we were followed/led round by an attendant. Initially we thought this a bit strange but he would answer questions in Italian and turned out to be quite friendly. Without him we might still be in there now looking for the way out!

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Reviewed 21 April 2012

The town museum is in a renovated convent with two medieval cloisters. There are three well-presented collections - early frescoes, including a breathtaking cycle on St Ursula, ancient artifacts from the stone age to Roman times, and art from the thirteenth century to the present. There are many surprises and hidden treasures, such as a portrait of the sculptor Canova by the English Regency painter Sir Thomas Lawrence. While wall captions are only in Italian, there is a free brochure as well as a short guidebook in English.

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