Museo Civico Giovanni Fattori

Museo Civico Giovanni Fattori

Museo Civico Giovanni Fattori
4.5
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Dierregi
Varese, Italy2,280 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
One of my favourite experiences in Livorno. The museum is hosted in a great historical building that used to be a private home.

The collection is quite large and interesting, although they don't have that many paintings by Fattori which is my favourite painter from the Macchiaioli current. However, I discovered painting from other artists that I did not know and that were kind of impressive.

I would definitely recommend, very atmospheric and well worth a visit.
Written November 28, 2023
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George C
Edinburgh, UK272 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
A real "hidden gem".

We were blown away by this wonderful villa and gallery. It was one of the most stunning villas we have ever visited. Only regret is that photography was not allowed anywhere inside and the attendants kept a close eye on us to make sure we didn't try to take any.

Looking somewhat ordinary on the outside and sitting in a rather neglected communal park area, the villa interior is a huge surprise when you step inside with each room more fabulous than the last. The staircase is also very special.

Although there were many beautiful and/or interesting artworks on display, the fabulous frescoes by Gatti added beautifully to the stunning interiors of the villa. Even if you have little or no interest in art, the interiors alone are worth the visit.

I would recommend anyone to visit here and to allow a couple of hours.

Our biggest difficulty was finding it as it was not signposted and sitting in a park which had no obvious entrance. A very nice local gentleman gave up trying to direct us and simply signalled us to follow him around several small streets and through the park until he delivered us to the front door. What a kind man he was to go out of his way to such an extent. Perhaps that explains why we were the only visitors at that time.

Entry was free with a Livorno Card.
Written June 30, 2014
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Mike804
West Malling, United Kingdom242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
Lovely old villa set in mature nice parkland. The rooms are opulent and each with a very interesting and varied collection of art ranging from Impressionism to Modernism. Helpful and interesting guides. So under publicised perhaps because of proximity to Pisa & Florence. Only 4 euro entry
Written February 22, 2015
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300984
Livorno, Italy60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Friends
Thei museum houses the best painting collection existing of the Macchiaioli painting current which is the major italian one of the late 1800's and beginning 1900's. Giovanni Fattori the master of such school, loved to paint animals ( horses, cows etc) in their various applications ( horses at war, oxens at work in the fields etc
Written March 12, 2014
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Brun066
Florence, Italy12,997 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This museum is remarkable not only because it hosts an eminent essay of the works of Giovanni Fattori and other artists of the 19th and 20th centuries; but also because the place where the museum is housed, and the events of that venue, allow a penetrating look at the character of the city of Livorno.
In fact, the "Villa Mimbelli", in which the museum is housed, with its sumptuous and sophisticated architecture and decoration, tells us of a wealthy Livornese family of Dalmatian origins, enriched with the wheat trade. The consort of the owner, of Greek origin, completes the family's cosmopolitanism. From these facts the personality of the city emerges, so different from the other Tuscan cities, because it's turned much more towards the overseas than towards the mainland: the land register of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany of 1834 (it has been affirmed by historians) shows that the estates owned by Livorno citizens don't exceed the boundaries of the Municipality: Livorno "essentially possesses itself", because its reference isn't the hinterland, but the Mediterranean (and beyond). Ultimately, one of the least provincial cities in Italy, especially among those of medium size.
As for the artistic collection, it is wisely exposed and organized. I greatly appreciated the audio guides, which, rented for a negligible cost (3 euros, if I remember correctly) help the visitor to select the most remarkable works, and of each of them illustrate well the stylistic characters and therefore the artistic value. Among the works that have most remained in my mind the most, i would quote "Mrs Martelli in Castiglioncello", "An episode of the battle of San Martino". "Maremma herds", "Portrait of the third wife", all by Giovanni Fattori; then "Emigrants" by Raffaello Gambogi, "Cenciaiole [women rags' collectors] from Livorno" by Eugenio Cecconi, "Portrait of Yorick" by Vittorio Corcos, "The olive harvest" by Adolfo Tommasi. And I stop here.
Written December 7, 2019
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zantegirl1981
birmingham99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
How lovely on the last morning of our minibreak to find the Museo only five minutes walk from the hotel.
A stunning building with friendly staff and many parts to explore. Don’t miss this jewel in Livorno.
Written June 29, 2018
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L0z11
Solihull, UK121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
This museum is located in a quiet residential street 5 minutes walk from the Grand Palazzo Hotel.
The ground floor rooms are beautifully decorated. The ceilings are stunning.
Upstairs you will find the most amazing art work. Some of the work is breath-taking.
The staircase is one of the most interesting I've ever seen.
We found the staff helpful particularly the guy upstairs who explained a little about the art work. (Unfortunately we did not have sufficient time to take advantage of the audio guide).
The parkland next to the museum is also worth a look. It is a quiet oasis, lovely to sit, relax and listen to the birds singing.
Next to the museum, there's a small fountain where there are some terapins. It's nothing special to look at but we found it cute.
I'd recommend a visit to this museum, you won't be disappointed.
Written May 23, 2017
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Jamie575
Singapore, Singapore1,270 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
This old mansion does not look like much from the outside, but the beautifully appointed rooms on the ground and first floors was something else. Go for the house, and the paintings inside were a plus. We spent a fair amount of time in each room, just admiring the finishes and the paintings. The museum caretakers were friendly and a gentleman even gave us a running commentary on the rooms and the art. Worth a visit.
Written January 3, 2017
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piffero48
London, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018
I loved the art of painting in Livorno city from Fattori to Modigliani and I have seen also a show of their paintings in London, so what is better to look at theirpaintings in the city where they were born???
Written April 30, 2018
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Julian O
Vienna, Austria43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
While the palazzo is pretty there is no guidance offered and it's obvious that they need more money. If you just pass the palazzo it seems closed, you only notice that it's open of you insist and walk to the backside.who thought of not even giving this indication l? 😯
Anyway, the actual exhibition is great. Fattori is omnipresent on Livorno, this museum isn't half bad.
Written September 25, 2017
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