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Assisi - Museo Diocesano e Cripta di San Rufino


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The Diocesan Museum of Assisi has been located since 2006 in the Palazzo dei Canonici across from the San Rufino Cathedral.

The remains of a romanesque cloister and the crypt of the " Basilica Ugoniana" (11th century) can be seen in the building's basement, decorated with very rare frescoes relized in the same period. In the apse is collocated a Roman sarcophagus decorated with a bass relief representing the myth of Selen and Endymion wich originally contained the blessed remains of Saint Ruphinus. The collection includes a considerable amount of stoneworks found during the excavations  of the Romanesque cathedral and a group of frescoes and panel paintings from 13th until 17th centuries. It also holds frescoes and processional gonfalons from Assisi fraternities, and an important collection donated by the American art historian Frederick Mason Perkins (Hingham 1874 - Assisi 1955).

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From Rome motorway exit Orte, direction Foligno-Assisi; from Florence motorway exit Bettolle, direction Perugia-Assisi. In Assisi direction for car-Parking Piazza Matteotti and then walking down to Cattedrale di San Rufino.

Assisi - Museo Diocesano e Cripta di San Rufino

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