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Museo Nazionale di Villa Guinigi

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Address: Via della Quarquonia, 55100, Lucca, Italy
Phone Number: 0583496033
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One of the strangest sights in Lucca is this fifteenth-century home, with a...

One of the strangest sights in Lucca is this fifteenth-century home, with a battlement tower surmounted by oak trees whose roots have grown into the room below.

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Huge museum filled with beautiful artworks!

The museum is quite big with rooms displaying artefacts from the ancient times to Neoclassicism (17th – 18th century). It is said that it is housed in one of the most ancient and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

The museum is quite big with rooms displaying artefacts from the ancient times to Neoclassicism (17th – 18th century). It is said that it is housed in one of the most ancient and prestigious palaces of the city, built as a “pleasure palace” for Paolo Guinigi, ruler of Lucca until 1430. I found many beautiful artworks and I wish I... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Italy has an overwhelming legacy of art and history but not a similar amount of money to present it all. This Museum has arranged great artefacts in an historic setting with simplicity and skill. If you are lucky enough to get a guide to walk you through then, like us, you will hopefully come out enlightened and impressed. The early... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Many artifacts from early days, Etruscan and Roman culture in Lucca, and more. I especially enjoyed the magnificent wood parquet art panels and the lovely, mostly religious art pieces at the end of the museum. Yes, the explanatory signs are in Italian only (we are in Italy) and the garden is not maintained, likely due to finances, so please go,... More 

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Belgrade, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

This museum was less interesting to us. A nice collection of religious painting, sculptures and artifacts. It seems that there are no funds for keeping this building in current repair. It is falling apart.

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Thank jeffreyshapiro
London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Lucca is a most wonderful city, and the Museo Nazionale brings together an impressive and wide ranging collection of artifacts in the well restored medieval Villa Guinigi which is a remarkable building in its own right. I have visited many times over the past forty years, and the staff have always been consistently brusque and officious, as if they very... More 

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Thank Simon035
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Very quiet, a very well displayed collection, in chronological order. But the detailed descriptions only in Italian.

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Thank 43butcher
United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We visited this museum on a joint ticket with the Palazzo Mansi. Some fantastic artefacts and paintings relating to the various stages of Lucca's history. The downside is that nothing is translated into English or in fact any other language. This really affects visitors' knowledge of what they are looking at and the overall enjoyment of the museum.

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Thank Happyskier50
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is a good museum for a short visit, and there are English guides available. It's a typical mansion for Tuscany, but not as old as most of the buildings in Lucca....many very beautiful furniture pieces, murals (including painted ceilings), etc. It's pretty warm inside in the summer, but not as warm as the Tuscan sun.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

We visited this museum which was close to our rental apartment during our second week in Lucca. We had walked by a mfew times but as we never really saw anybody going in we thought it maybe wasn't worth a visit. But having been there I can now sit it definitely is worth a visit. The long history of Lucca... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Just wish we had visited this Villa on our first few days in Lucca. Very Interesting museum, our visit was totally enhanced by the young Italian Art graduate who acted as our guide. In perfect English he gave us a great insight into the history of this fabulous city and even tried to explain to a couple of Philistines, the... More 

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