Museo delle Icone
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Museo delle Icone information
Glowing colours and all-seeing eyes fill this treasure box of some 80 Greek icons made in 14th- to 17th-century Italy. Keep your own eye out for the expressive San Giovanni Climaco, which shows the saintly author of a Greek spiritual guide distracted from his work by visions of souls diving into hell.
The museum goes by a confusing variety of names: it’s also known as the ‘Museo dei Dipinti Sacri Bizantini’ (Museum of Holy Byzantine Paintings), and technically it’s housed in the Istituto Ellenico (Hellenic Institute).