Second floor

The liturgical objects and the paintings

All the ornaments and objects used during the Liturgy and the celebration of Sacraments are exposed in this part of the Museum. Amongst the more important pieces you can admire: the little Throne and Urn of the Blessed Sacrament, in silver and copper, by Francesco Avellino, dated 1733; the majestic Canopy, once belonging to Bishop Oronzo Filomarini (1700 – 1741) who also donated most of the pieces on display in the Museum and in the Cathedral.

Precious liturgical vestments and a series of large paintings by Nicola and Carlo Malinconico, dating back to the 18th century, are exposed in the two bigger rooms originally used as the Seminary dormitories.

Several portraits of some of the Bishops of Gallipoli are displayed in the corridor.


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)