The heart of the Liturgy is the Altar, where they are placed the elements essential for the Liturgy and the candle holders necessary for the lighting.

Each age has seen a change in the culture and style of the religious ornaments, with the peak being reached during the Baroque period when the ornaments were richly shaped and decorated, aiming at a sumptuousness that should have led to devotion. Everything was meant to create a spectacularization of the miracle play.


June to September

Tuesday to Friday: from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 17.30 to 21.00

Saturday and Sunday: from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 17.30 to 21.30

Monday closed

October to May

Tuesday to Thursday from 9.30 to 13.00.

Fridays and Saturdays from 9.30 to 13.00 and from 16.00 to 19.00

Sundays and public holidays from 16,00 to 19,00

Monday closed.

Book here your guided tour of the museum and of the city of Gallipoli.

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A museum is a place where one should lose one’s head. (Renzo Piano)