Civico Museo Sartorio, Trieste

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The Civico Museo Sartorio is a museum in Trieste, northern Italy. Set in an urban villa, it exhibits ceramics, majolica, porcelain and pictures, typical equipment of Trieste's villas at the end of the 19th century.Besides the villa itself being a very interesting building architecturally, it contains drawings of Giambattista Tiepolo, painting of Giambattista Pittoni and a glyptotheque. The museum opened to the public partially in 1949 and completely 1954. In 2006, the museum reopened after a period of renovation.Currently the Museum hosts temporary exhibits and cultural events such as theatre and music in the summer.HistoryThe villa once belonged, among the others, to the Sartorio dynasty originally from Sanremo. A branch of the family moved in 1775 to Trieste as part of its business expansion. Pietro Sartorio moved from Sanremo to Trieste with his family and bought the house, which had previously belonged to the merchant family Faraon, originary from Alexandria of Egypt. The last heir of the Sartorio family, Baroness Anna Segrè Sartorio, left the villa and all its furniture to Trieste's city council with the explicit wish to make it a public museum.The villa was used by the Allies, as their headquarters after WW2, as can be seen by the marks on the tiles and walls where the telephone and electric leads were brought through.
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  • This free museum (and that in itself is remarkable) is a former palazzo complete with beautiful furnishings, including, as others have said, the kitchen, but also lots of remarkably preserved furnitur...  more »
  • Search for masterpieces could lead us to the Museum Sartorio. This villa was given to the city as a Museum of the last owner, Baroness Anna Segre Sartorio (Baroness Anna Segrè Sartorio) and is open to the public. In addition to paintings, you can get the pleasure of contemplation fine household items (Biedermeier) and feel the atmosphere of the 19th century. I really liked the marble nude female figures slightly draped light bedspreads, sleeping posture, installed under the mirrors (on fireplaces on both sides of the doors). Unexpected turns style Gothic drawing room with carved ceilings, and paintings from the story of Paolo and Francesca. Periodically there also hosts temporary exhibitions, for example, restored 17th and 18th century paintings (mostly on biblical subjects), as well as imperial portraits "of luxury" ("La necessita del lusso"). A large collection of graphic works by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Giambattista Tiepolo) gives the impression of accuracy of drawing, but causes little emotional impact, because the works are pale ink and mostly sketches.
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  • Beautiful House Museum with many period furniture. Beautiful kitchen remained intact as if time stood still. To visit if you switch to Trieste. Free admission. Worth much more than many places where admission is paid instead.
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  • Impressive museum about the seconde world war, where the opposites of the fascist regime were housed.
  • Excellent presentation of artwork in a historic building. Combine with a visit to Revoltella gallery few hundred meters away. Watch for opening times and guidance times as currently it is not possible to visit Museo Sartorio on your own. A guide will take you around.
  • A museum showing the life and the reality of an important family in Trieste of the nineteenth century. And in addition of fine art collections.
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  • Period furnishings, porcelain collection beautiful, paintings and books of the past centuries. Step back in time. Free admission!
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  • Beautiful home with 150 drawings by Tiepolo and the triptych of St Clare of ' 300
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