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Tuesday 24 October 2017
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Trevi

Museums Open to the Public


The town of Trevi has three museums that are all worth a visit: the Raccolta d'Arte di S. Francesco, the Flash Art Museum and the Museo della Civiltà dell’Olivo.

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This collection was opened to the public recently, in 1996, in the southwest wing of the former convent of St Francis from which it takes its name. As well as the collection, the cloister and chapel of the convent are well worth a visit. The collection is composed of paintings, sculptures and archaeological finds, as well as drawings and other artefacts such as the Foligno School tryptych and polyptych. Other noteworthy objects include the 2nd century marble two-faced head of the god Janus, and the 1784 Papal edict with which Trevi regained its status as a city by order of Pope Pius VI.

Opening hours

From October to March: 10.30am-1pm/2.30-5pm open Friday, Saturday and Sundaty
Closed 25-12 and 01-01.

April, May and September: 10.30am-1pm and 2.30-6pm (closed Mondays).

August: 10.30am-1pm/3-7.30pm (open every day).

June and July: 10.30am-1pm/3.30-7pm (closed Mondays).


Flash Art Museum
Situated in the finest building in Trevi, Palazzo Lucarini, opposite the Sant'Emiliano church, the Flash Art Museum houses temporary international-level contemporary art exhibitions.
From February 22nd to March 30th, Tito Stefanini ‘Saluti da Trevi’. Some thirty works give a broad sample of the artist's work, centered on details and every day life immersed in a lyrical-metaphysica light.

Opening hours
Tuesdays to Sundays: 3-7pm. For visits by appointment call +39 0742.38.19.78

Museo della Civiltà dell’Olivo
Like the Raccolta d'Arte, this museum is also housed in what was formerly the convent of St Francis.
Divided into sections, this is the first museum of oil in Italy and Europe. The various sections deal with botany, getting to know oil and olive trees, the olive as a symbol of peace, and a general history of the olive.
A variety of communication tools are used in the museum, ranging from panels showing data from the Centro Nazionale delle Ricerche to cartoons by Ro Marcenaro for children, as well as a series of interactive instruments and signed documents.
By using a series of sophisticated instruments, visitors can learn how to distinguish one type of oil from another. Print-downs of tasty recipes containing oil and olives are also available. Part of the exhibition display has been allocated to archaeological finds regarding oil and olives. Some of these date back to the Phoenicians in the 7th century BC. There is also an interesting collection of ointment holders and ancient decorative motifs inspired by oil.
Essential elements of the show are also a large press built between 1700 and 1800, and a large stone mill.


Opening hours

October to March: 10.30am-1pm/2.30-5pm open Friday Saturday and Sunday.
Closed 25-12 and 01-01.

April, May and September: 10.30am-1pm and 2.30-6pm (closed Mondays).

August: 10.30am-1pm/3-7.30pm (open every day).

June and July: 10.30am-1pm/3.30-7pm (closed Mondays).

For more detailed information concerning the museums, visit the website www.protrevi.com.

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