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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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  • After completing the European Peace Walk from Vienna to Trieste I came across the Civico Museo Sartorio. The guide was wonderful and spoke excellent English. The building was mostly set up as a period...  more »
  • What a wonderful surprise! One can only visit the museum with a guide. This is because they don't have enough personnel to keep an eye on all the rooms. So they organize guided visits every one hour a...  more »
  • It has everything, the man who made the collection has left the most amazing bits of history as well as the 240 Tiepolo drawings that are out of this world. Make sure you go to the ground floor to see...  more »
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  • 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.
  • AE is a beautiful Museum where space very ...
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  • Great Museum! the masterpieces of Istria and Dalmatia are worth it (even if they should be returned to the Slovenia and Croatia...), as well as the collection of Fittke to the last floor. They have a "small" problem of cartels (signalisation of the works), but it remains a staple of Trieste.
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  • Always interesting, initiatives that allow even the uninitiated to learn about the history and culture of the past of our beautiful city and the world.
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  • I was wrong to press the buttons on the Phone. Sorry.
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