Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto
Address Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto: Rocca Albernoz – Piazza Bernardino Campello, 1 – 06049 Spoleto. Phone: +39 0743 223055. Opening times: From 09.30 till 19.30. Ticket price (2022): 7,50 Euros (age 18-25: 2 Euros; EU citizens 0-18: Free of charge).
History and description
The Duchy of Spoleto was founded in 570, after the Longobards hd conquered this part of the country. The name was kept until the late 17th century.
The history of the Duchy is highlighted by means of sculptures, paintings and architectural fragments as well as epitaphs, priestly garments and other objects. The oldest objects date back to the 4th, the newest to the 15th century.
One of the oldest objects on display is the 5th century “Sarcophagus of the Good Shepherd”.
Before the museum was founded, the collection was on display in the Pinacoteca Comunale.