Pontifical Museum of the Holy House


It will observe the following times: from Monday to Sunday from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 18.00

Pontifical Museum of the Holy House

The Pontifical Santa Casa Museum, located on the upper floors of the western arm of the Apostolic Palace, houses works of the highest artistic, historical and cultural value. The collections of the Museum begin to form at the end of the 19th century, coinciding with the renovation of the Basilica by Giuseppe Sacconi, in the years 1884-1905, when paintings, objects, furnishings, coming from the Sanctuary, in particular the majolica from the ancient Spezieria, and some frescoes. To these are added the ex-votos, of a certain artistic value, kept and exhibited in the Sala del Tesoro or Sala Pomarancio del Santuario (currently under restoration) which survived the Napoleonic pillage of 1797 and the theft of 1974.

The rooms of the museum house works by Lorenzo Lotto, Cesare Maccari, Cristoforo Roncalli known as Pomarancio, as well as tapestries on the cartoons by Raffello Sanzio, numerous pharmacy majolica, altar sets and works by twentieth-century artists.

An entire room is dedicated to Lorenzo Lotto, where 7 works by him are placed according to the same arrangement desired by the painter for the choir of the Basilica. In the same room there is also a work of Lotto with a profane subject, Fortress that demolishes Fortuna, privately owned, but left in storage for the Loreto museum.


Director Dott. VITO PUNZI

071 97 47 198

Pontifical Museum of the Holy House

The tapestries