The exhibiting area of the Obrietan museum is located in the western part of the main building, on the second floor. The visitor will be received by the staff at the museum’s entrance, located on the ground floor and taken upstairs, through the striking stairway, into a red-walled room.
Once upstairs, the visitors will find a quotation by Marco Polo written in gilded letters on a reddish purple background and extending over the entire wall before having access to the calming, enchanting Oriental atmosphere of the museum. On his right the visitor will immediately find a squared room with a high, sloping roof where temporary exhibits are held. At the bottom of this room, an ancient Chinese portal made of wood and wrought iron marks the entrance to the Obrietan Museum.
A TOUR OF THE MUSEUM
The path inside the museum is indicated by the small ropes hanging on both sides of the corridor along which the visitors will walk when visiting the museum, and some information on the exhibits is provided by a series of plexiglass panels located in the rooms.
The bookshop located at the museum’s entrance features a selection of books and papers about Eastern history and arts, as well as some gift items.
A large open space covered with gravel where you can park your car can be found just behind Villa Orna, whilst a larger, paved parking lot is available outside the Villa for coaches.
Temporary exhibits are periodically housed in a hall specifically consecrated to these events, inside the Obrietan Museum.
OPENING TIMES AND ADMISSION
The Obrietan Museum is opened from Monday to Saturday, with the following opening hours:
Morning: from 10:00 to 12:30
Afternoon: from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Sundays, Mondays and Festivities: reservation required
Both the Museum and the Gallery can be visited with a tour guide, upon reservation and for groups of max. 30 people. Attendance of a person from the museum’ staff is always ensured during the opening hours.