Museo del Duomo


Housed in a couple of smaller chapels of the cathedral is the Museo del Duomo, which hosts a collection of objects relating to the period of the Patriarch in Udine. Frescoes by Vitale da Bologna decorate the walls and in the baptistry is a beautifully carved sarcophagus balanced on the heads of five zen-like saints. It dates to 1348 and is a masterpiece of the period.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Udine attractions

1. Cathedral

The chapels of Udine's 13th-century Romanesque-Gothic cathedral house the Museo del Duomo, with 13th- to 17th-century frescoes in the Cappella di San…

2. Oratorio della Purità

0.04 MILES

This intimate oratory has a dramatic ceiling painting of the Assumption by Giambattista Tiepolo, with a glowing Madonna framed by tumbling, rather…

3. Piazza della Libertà

0.09 MILES

A shimmering Renaissance epiphany materialising from the surrounding maze of medieval streets, Piazza della Libertà is dubbed the most beautiful Venetian…

4. Loggia di San Giovanni


A clear reminder of Venetian influence is the Loggia di San Giovanni, which features a clock tower modelled, albeit in squatter format, on the one gracing…

5. Palazzo del Comune


Udine's Renaissance heart beats in Piazza della Libertà. The 15th-century Palazzo del Comune, also known as the Loggia del Lionello after its architect (a…

6. Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

0.11 MILES

Udine’s modern and contemporary hub brings together a number of bequests, creating a substantial collection of 20th-century Italian artists, including De…

7. Galleria d'Arte Antica

0.15 MILES

This 13-room gallery showcases the work of local and Venetian artists from the end of the 14th- to the early 19th-century. There are a handful of…

8. Museo Diocesano & Tiepolo Galleries

0.15 MILES

The drawcards here are the two rooms featuring early frescoes by Giambattista Tiepolo, including the wonderfully over-the-top Expulsion of the Rebellious…