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Museo Nazionale di Villa Guinigi

Via della Quarquonia, 55100 Lucca, Italy
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Ranked #10 of 40 attractions in Lucca
Type: Art Museums, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Alexandria, VA
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162 reviews 162 reviews
79 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Lucca isn't big, but this was tricky for us to find - if you get a little lost, ask and keep going - you'll be rewarded. This museum has great pieces from 8th century BC and on. There were fascinating early Christian items, many large and in amazing condition. After seeing so many high quality artifacts from these truly ancient... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This is a well run museum with information in English (which we are finding not all attractions have) and it is free! When we were there we had the whole museum to ourselves, so had plenty of time to read the leaflet and enjoy the corresponding pieces of art. The rooms are laid out by period of history and there... More

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London
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23 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

A good place for a wet day. the Palace is renovated and modern inside, an art gallery rather than a museum or palazzo. But if you want an introduction to the development of art in Lucca from 13th century to 18th this is the place to come.

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I can only repeat what the previous reviewer said -such a shame more people don't visit this lovely museum.It's a little gem and is well displayed and well worth a visit.There are some lovely pieces of art work and the beauty is that it is peaceful and uncrowded as well.

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Berkshire, England
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The Museo Nazionale di Villa Guinigi is a beautiful museum. It's collection spans from the Etruscan period to the Neo-classical. The various artefacts and paintings are well displayed in a modern fashion. We certainly got away from the crowds here, but that was a shame as it is such a good museum and deserves more visitors.

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Lucca, Italy
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Includes a great collection of Roman and even Etruscan finds from the area as well as paintings from Tuscan artists. Very well curated. Definitely worth seeing. A beautiful small museum with some wonderful ancient objects.

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Woking Surrey UK
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We decided to visit Museo Nazionale de Vila Guinigi as the weather was wet and we were so glad that we did. This is a beautiful mansion turned into a museum. It is made up of various rooms with artefacts which cover ancient civilisation through to Neoclassicism. It displays bronze belts, coins, tombs, paintings etc which are fascinating definitely worth... More

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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32 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

This museum is filled with a wonderful collection of art. The building and grounds are simple on the outside and larger than expected once you enter. Again, it is uncrowded, unhurried, and charming.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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519 helpful votes 519 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Its raining, you're looking for something to do and so you find a free museum and hope for the best.... must be a fairly commonplace scenario. Well we chose this museum. Bit of an odd reception - a strange woman who insisted on talking Italian - and we speak some Italian - but another woman who spoke to us in... More

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Port Townsend, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

The national museum of the villa Guinigi is an almost unknown museum, located within the city wall of the old city. It is the best complete city museum for the history and art of Lucca down through the ages. The museums first set of rooms contain anthropological treasures from the Etruscan age, and the Roman empire. Items shown include 2000... More

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