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Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Mansi

Via Galli Tassi 43, Lucca, Italy
39 0583-55-570
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Ranked #12 of 40 Attractions in Lucca
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums

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Bloomfield Hills
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

I'm in agreement with most of the reviewers. Deplorable gardens, but I don't think they intended to make gardens part of the tour. Just a shame, as they could be pleasant. The palazzo itself is quite interesting, with lovely rooms, beautifully painted, and interesting paintings (if you're in to that sort of thing). A few astounding ballroom sized rooms -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This museum is easy to get to and is quite astonishing in what it contains. It was virtually empty on the day we visited and you have the whole place to yourself, yet it has some of the treasures of the town and it is all there, right in front of you. It is not like in Florence, where the... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The palace is filled with paintings and furniture from the 17-18th centuries. The rooms are beautifully decorated and it's interesting to see how the rich and powerful lived.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

A hidden treasure of a museum giving a glimpse into the life of a wealthy Lucchese family. Stunning rooms sumptuously decorated and hung with tapestries and paintings. Three favourite paintings by Bronzino, of Cosmo di Medici and two Di Medici children

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Leeds UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

What a wonderful find - although not so easy to find the entrance! This Palazzo has many rooms to wander through and see how people used to live. If you combine it with the Palazzo Pfanner you will have seen a wonderful palace (Mansi) and a wonderful garden (Pfanner) and really made the most of a visit to Lucca.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

With astonishing number of paintings and the most incredible painted ceilings this palace shouldn't be missed. The private living quarters are adorned with lovely intricate tapestries telling a story. The villa is said to have belonged to the sister of Napoleons Bonaparte. The bridal chamber is sumptuous and hard to describe. Simply lovely.

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This terrific museum is certainly worth a visit while in Lucca. On the day we went we were the ONLY visitors, which is hard to understand given the wealth of stunning art which is on display. The entrance area is perhaps a little uninviting, but once inside there is plenty to enjoy. We had a most interesting chat to a... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

It was fun coming from Lucca's quiet streets, and walking into and through this ornately decorated palace. There are lots of rooms to walk through and imagine how these wealthy merchants once lived. The tapestries lining many walls and ceilings will blow you away, and the rococo decorations are over the top. Good Italian art, including Tintoretto's hang throughout the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Small museum with loads of interesting things, however the main reason to visit is definately the Pinacoteca - 3 rooms in baroque (over the top in the good way) style with paintings of Lucca's painters. With the tickets prices of €4 it's a must...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Well ,we were lost yet again, (was the map the right way up ?) and stumbled across this place ! There are several rooms which are absolutely covered floor to ceiling in tapestries which are absolutely stunning,each room is incredible. On the ground floor there is a lovely lady weaving scarves amidst a number of old looms. All in all... More 

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