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Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Mansi

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Address: Via Galli Tassi 43, Lucca, Italy
Phone Number: 39 0583-55-570

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Amazingly preserved and beautiful

A rare treat, the lavishness of this house is overwhelming. The humour of the former occupants is very apparent. There is much to see in Lucca but fit this one in - its worth it

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The palace itself has seen better days yet is a perfect example of the sublime opulence of the era. A great deal of the palazzo was closed and therefore we missed much of the exhibitions. What was available was interesting if not entirely overstated! Not necessarily worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A rare treat, the lavishness of this house is overwhelming. The humour of the former occupants is very apparent. There is much to see in Lucca but fit this one in - its worth it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Really interesting museum within a museum. It was empty of people when we visited , not sure if it is usually so quiet. The frescos and decorations are beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This palace is well worth visiting for its impressive frescoed rooms, its painting collection, and its decorated period rooms. It's a national museum, so you can get a joint ticket with the Villa Guinigi, on the other side of town. This place gives you a good idea of how the local aristocrats used to live.

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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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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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