Civic Museum - Feltre

The establishment of the museum was decided by the City Council by acclamation on June 15, 1903, after the request of the noblewoman Antonietta Dal Covolo which had donated to the city the first group of artifacts, mainly paintings, such as handmade folk art crafts and religious findings.
The museum was inaugurated in 1928 and exhibits the artistic evidences of some of the most famous artists from Feltre and not only, with a rich archaeological section describing the ancient history of Feltre.

The charming courtyard of the Museum presents a collection of coats of arms of the most noble families of Feltre, of the rectors of the Republic of Venice and of the ecclesiastic, brought to light from previous demolitions.
At the centre of the courtyard you can see a seventeenth-century well curb with the Borgasio family's crest and along the surrounding walls are placed various stone carvings.

On the ground floor there is an archaeological section where you can see a lapidary and a collection of antiquities; some architectural remains give the idea of what was supposed to be the Roman buildings in Feltre.
On the first floor are evoked the insides of the aristocratic houses of Feltre, a reconstruction of some rooms such as the kitchen and the dining room evoke a rich history that you can admire through furniture, objects of daily use and especially works of art including works by Lorenzo Luzzo, Girolamo Denti, Valentino Panciera Besarel and Domenico Falce.

On the second floor there is a exhibition of paintings made between the fifteenth and the late eighteenth century including works by Pietro de’ Marascalchi, Gregorio Lazzarini, Gentile Bellini, Giambattista Cima da Conegliano, Jacopo Negretti called “Palma il Giovane”, Pietro Muttoni called “della Vecchia”, Girolamo Forabosco, Pietro Liberi, Girolamo Turro and Teodoro Matteini.

The civic museum also displays a backstage where you can admire numerous paintings dating back from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century, sculptures, coins of different periods, medals, drawings, printa, ceramics, objects of religious art and folk memories of the history of Feltre.

The Museum offers educational activities and guided tours for school groups and groups.



Opening days and accessibility

 Opening hours:

- Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 6 pm to 6 pm (winter time) / from 4 pm to 7 pm (summer time);
- from Tuesday to Friday only upon reservation for groups;
- closed on Mondays, December 25 and 26, January 1

 

Address:

Via Lorenzo Luzzo, 23
32032 Feltre

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