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Museo Nazionale di Villa Guinigi

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Address: Via della Quarquonia, 55100 Lucca, Italy
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8:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Description: One of the strangest sights in Lucca is this fifteenth-century home, with...
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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Good Introduction to Art and Culture of Lucca

This is a national museum, but it's not up to modern exhibition standards in lighting, explanatory materials, and so on. BUT -- it's essential for learning about the history and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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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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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

You got to Lucca so now you should visit the museum. Worth your time plus. Fund for the entire family. The art works, history, architecture are amazing. Must take the local guided tour.

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Eye, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

While the museum has some interesting stuff, this was overcome by the old man that chaperoned us around. As we moved, he moved to a new seat and sit muttering to himself. When my wife and I separated, he nearly had a nervous breakdown! There were one or two other visitors and I don't know why we were picked for... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a national museum, but it's not up to modern exhibition standards in lighting, explanatory materials, and so on. BUT -- it's essential for learning about the history and art of Lucca and environs, from Roman times through the 17th century. The archeological finds, and medieval and Renaissance sculpture and painting include many wonderful examples. A decent guidebook will... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

the museo guignini is housed in a barracks like old palazzo and has an eclectic mix of ancient artifacts and 17th century paintings, including several by Arezzo's Giorgio Vasari. The Etruscan artifacts include some delicate gold jewelry that is beautiful, and you can also see pieces of old roman ruins from the area. You can buy a combo ticket with... More 

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Savannah, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Haven't visited in a few years, but pleased to return to bring the family. The museum is greatly improved, the exhibits all very crisp and beautifully done, and the information provided is more extensive and comprehensive than previously. Highlyrecommended.

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Willunga, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is a national museum with excellent collections of Etruscan, Roman and later period material. Probably could have done without the vast array of church artworks - you really see enough of these in the churches (where they belong anyway).

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norfolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Although the museum is a bit away from the centre, it should definitely not be overlooked. The rooms were chronologically arranged and the Romanesque ones were really outstanding. To get a close up look at the sculpture from the front of San Michele was unmissable. All the early sculpture was wonderfully displayed.

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edinburgh, scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Invariably empty, this is a very fine museum. The collection ranges from archeology and artefacts to architectural fragments, furniture and fine arts. All is from Lucca and its environs. Odd that it is so under-visited but that is only to your advantage. Very reasonably priced too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

We much preferred the Palazzo Pfanner and Villa Manzi to this museum, which consisted mainly of Italian church art and some early pottery, columns, and mosaics. No English explanations. Poor lighting in some rooms. Tired, listless garden. I admit that we were tired and thirsty (no cafe or gift shop here!), but I don't think we would have loved it... More 

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Additional Information about Museo Nazionale di Villa Guinigi

Address: Address: Via della Quarquonia, 55100 Lucca, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

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