TEXT The Museum of Sacred Art

The Museum of Sacred Art

The Museum of Sacred Art is located in perhaps the most ancient part of the city, Canoniche Vecchie, the seat of the canons of the Cathedral. It opened around the end of 1900 and is divided into three levels characterised by different periods; the archaeological section on the ground floor houses findings from burials, ancient documents from the Vatican Council and the statue of the patron saint of Treviso, Saint Liberalis.The most impressive part of the museum is the Oreficeria (Goldsmithery), housing ancient relics from the Duomo of Treviso such as silver liturgical books and some marble sculptures that decorated the cathedral.The top floor is enriched by fabrics that were used for the tunics of the bishops at the time, including those of Pius X, a Treviso native.