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Museo Villa Paolina Bonaparte

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Address: Via Macchiavelli, 2, Viareggio, Italy
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Open till very late: visit on your walk after dinner

It is free and open only in the evenings till 11PM. The building itself is interesting to see, delicate and colorful wall painting and decoration. Downstairs accommodate an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2014
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New York, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

this is a small grouping of two museums - archeological and musical instruments - the first section (archeological) is a bit run down - various items have fallen off the shelf in the display case, and they've never been put back correctly - you see them sitting at the bottom of the display. The musical instrument section actually incorporates the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

We actually went to Viareggio to kill a day and see this museum. Poorly lit, empty rooms. Pathetic collection of musical instruments and archeological tchotchkes. We couldn't see the few paintings on exhibit due to poor lighting and a group of musicians using a couple of the rooms. Skip this and see the other two museums I've reviewed here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It is free and open only in the evenings till 11PM. The building itself is interesting to see, delicate and colorful wall painting and decoration. Downstairs accommodate an archeological prehistoric collection of bones, tools and vessels. There are a few interesting [ and a bit funny] reconstructions of the prehistoric communities which might appeal to families with young kids. You... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Once you've managed the opening hours seize the chance to get inside. Not too interested in arrow heads, go upstairs and admire the rooms. Many have some or all of the original decor and give a sense of how the house was lived in. For heritage trailers it's on the trail of significant Viareggio buildings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I chose the Palazzo Paolina to have my civil ceremony in, I was not disappointed. The room where I got married was so pretty so much detail on the walls. It was the bedroom of Shelley (Napoleons sister) when she reigned Lucca. The staff were all so friendly.

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