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Diocesan Museum of Rieti

Overview

The Museum of Ecclesiastical Assets of the Diocese of Rieti offers an exhibition route that runs between the Cathedral and the ancient Palace of the Popes, allowing visitors to discover in detail the historical, artistic and religious heritage that the city has amassed over time. The liturgical objects, statues, paintings and wall hangings portray the commitment of the catechists, the skill of local artists and the deep religious feeling of the people. The visit takes place in highly atmospheric settings that reflect the architectural and artistic mastery of past centuries. Starting with the Cathedral Treasury, which houses Renaissance paintings and sculptures, then exploring the upper basilica, with elements of the Tridentine style, continuing with the lower basilica and the Lapidarium, which still offer the atmosphere of the Middle Ages. Lastly, arriving at the Palace of the Popes, built in the 13th century, from where the Audience Hall of the Papal Curia, designed by the architect Andrea Magister, with its harmonious proportions and spaciousness, can be accessed.
Diocesan Museum of Rieti
Via Cintia, 83, 02100 Rieti RI, Italia

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