Palazzo dei Musei

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Palazzo dei Musei

Palazzo dei Musei
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4.5
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jm00192
Greater Melbourne, Australia51 contributions
Solo
It is a museum housed in a building of over a thousand years. The museum does not have a large collection but the stories of exhibits can fill some parts of Italian history. Some of the ancient items can be dated back to the Roman Empire and Renaissance. The paintings on the wall are precious. Copies of these original paintings were found in textbooks. The good thing is not many people are around so it is possible to spend a lot of time to examine the detail history behind the scene.
Written October 20, 2018
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cyclejam
Bedizzole, Italy108 contributions
Couples
For a small town by Italian standards, this is an impressive museum. Interesting collections, beautiful sculptures, and all free of charge, including the audio guides! Some exhibits have limited hours, so check the schedule before you go.
Written August 13, 2015
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Reuben A
Rehovot, Israel569 contributions
We visited the art collection. The museum hosts additional wings such as archeology, history, etc. Besides a wide array of painters coming from the very region such as Guido Reni, you will find a few most impressive Tintoretto, Veronese paintings and a miniature triptych altar of El Greco. It is a well-renovated and laid-out gallery. A a must for anyone keen on plastic arts.
Written April 6, 2016
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Ronald M
Saint John, Canada11 contributions
Family
Did not enjoy. Sign says tickets... go to get one told to go to fourth floor. Nobody speaks English. No idea how much and no idea where to go. Finallt some other tourist told us where to go. No idea what I was looking at. Everything of religous intent and everything in Italian with no translation. Would not recommend unless you can read Italian. Onlt fourth floor was open. Poor signage and nothing else to see.
Written April 7, 2017
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brisky089
47 contributions
Friends
All religious things and NO English translations for anything! Not worth going if you don't speak Italian.
Written April 7, 2017
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
Friends
We came here to see the Borso D’Este bible in the University Library, but had the chance to look at some other parts of the grounds at the same time. The highlight was a collection of Roman sarcophagi in a courtyard near the entrance. Try were impressive not just for their beautifully carved panels, but their size and wonderful preservation.
Written April 2, 2019
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SylviaTourstein
1,193 contributions
We went during the June 2 holiday weekend so the entrance was free. Downstairs housing memorial artifacts is open without a ticket and has a snack bar. The fourth floor houses their art collection it's accessible by stairs or a glass lift. It's a simple collection compared to great museums for the size of this palace but has a few masterpieces. An hour is plenty of time to walk through.
Written June 14, 2018
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Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium1,982 contributions
Couples
On the ground floor is the lapidary, a museum of old carved stones, some Roman some medieval and later period. On the 4th floor is the Estense art gallery, displaying the art collection of the dukes of Ferrara and Modena. This is the only museum you have to pay for. A floor down is the "civic" museum, which houses the archaeological section, as well as a sort of models for arts and crafts and some more art works. This is for free, and there is an English language audio guide (also for free). Finally, this building also houses the Estense library, one can visit, but there is little to see, as it is a working research library. Just old books crammed in about every available space.
Written April 8, 2018
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Cn371
3 contributions
Friends
Lovely place with lots of historical artefacts. Also the guide Paula is very knowledgeable and makes the experience fun and engaging
Written July 12, 2015
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harsharajan
London, UK41 contributions
Solo
Palazzo well-known for housing Galleria Estense, Biblioteca Estense and archaeological museum. Less publicized is the well-preserved collection of beautiful statues & sculptures from Roman and later times on the ground floor. Very learned and pleasant lady in charge provides informative and entertaining free guided tour, comparing sculptures from Roman era and those made later and providing insights into both techniques used and mindset prevailing in those times. Perfect complement for other attractions in Palazzo.
Written June 6, 2015
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