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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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Interesting if you have extra time in lucca

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We didn't have the time to see the museum last time we were in Lucca and we made it our objective this time. It is a fantastic place with so much to see. It starts with all the pottery and carvings from Etruscan and Roman times which are very interesting finds and well worth spending time looking at. Then it... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Once you get to the top, what a view - all over Lucca, stunning, do it, it cost about E4, but worth every cent. DO IT

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Well worth a visit. Almost too much to appreciate in one day. The collection ranges from Ancient times to the Late Renaissance.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We found this on a wet day on our 4th visit to Lucca. It houses a collection of works of art by lesser known local artists of the past. Some of the works were lost in 2002 when they were sent for cleaning and disappeared into the world of illegal art trading but they have been found and recovered. Other... More 

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