Museo Diocesano Tridentino

Museum in Trento

Sitting alongside the duomo, this former bishop's residence dates from the 11th century. It now houses one of Italy's most important ecclesiastical collections with enormous documentary paintings of the Council of Trent, along with Flemish tapestries, exquisite illustrated manuscripts, vestments and some particularly opulent reliquaries. Admission price also include entry to the paleo-Christian area beneath the duomo. A ground-floor gallery also hosts temporary contemporary-art exhibitions which can be surprisingly edgy.