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Museo Nazionale di Villa Guinigi

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Address: Via della Quarquonia, 55100, Lucca, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0583 496033
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
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One of the strangest sights in Lucca is this fifteenth-century home, with a...

One of the strangest sights in Lucca is this fifteenth-century home, with a battlement tower surmounted by oak trees whose roots have grown into the room below.

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Huge museum filled with beautiful artworks!

The museum is quite big with rooms displaying artefacts from the ancient times to Neoclassicism (17th – 18th century). It is said that it is housed in one of the most ancient and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 20, 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Contains a full range of Lucca & Siena artifacts & art from the Roman through brilliant Bartolommeo. This museum opens at 8:30 AM so it is a perfect way to start your day.

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Washington, DC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

This was an interesting museum, with some very ancient artifacts and lots of Renaissance painting. It was a pleasant way to spend an hour or so.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Far too many people wrongly think of Lucca as a one night stop sort of place and then are overwhelmed with the challenge of what to do with far too little time and so many things to see. This splendid museum suffers a lot from this. Localed in one of the palaces of arguably Lucca's most powerful historical family, it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

After a visit to Palazzo Mansi, (both museums available on a combined ticket), which wasn’t as good as it could have been; we approached Villa Guinigi with a little apprehension. We need not have worried because our visit was perfect in every respect. The floors are laid out mostly in chronological order, so you can move through time, or as... More 

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Thank JandApe
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

This is a relatively unknown and unappreciated museum containing a very interesting collection of art. The Gothic and Renaissance pieces are some of the best I have seen in Europe. If you overlook the few poorly displayed pieces, you will find your visit very well worth it. I suggest you take a tour as it will further enhance your experience.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

we thought, with the exception of the church mockup, this was dire,. In particular the antiquities were very poorly presented. many lights not working in exhibit cases , the reconstruction of Etruscan pottery from a single fragment raises an eyebrow. The palazzo museum that is the sister to this much more interesting and better presented. Skip this and go there... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

The Etruscan and Roman artefacts are fascinating as are the Mediaeval pieces but the later religious items leave me cold; perhaps that's just me. Located in a rather vacant and strangely desolate part of Lucca. Not well presented or equipped for visitors - no cafe and rudimentary toilettes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

there is a big possibilty that you will find yourself alone in a huge renaissance palace built at the end of the 15 th century by the richest and most influent luccese families : the Guinigi. Today this breathtaking sign of power is a beautiful museum. Prepare to be alone....Hey young italian people there is a world apart from fashion... More 

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Florence, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

The Museum of Villa Guinigi is properly presented as one of the most representative art museums rooted in the local artistic culture; this because the exhibits are closely connected with the Lucca area. Which doesn't mean they are necessarily works by artists from Lucca; but that the works are created for the city, by artists coming both from Lucca and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2015

The museum is quite big with rooms displaying artefacts from the ancient times to Neoclassicism (17th – 18th century). It is said that it is housed in one of the most ancient and prestigious palaces of the city, built as a “pleasure palace” for Paolo Guinigi, ruler of Lucca until 1430. I found many beautiful artworks and I wish I... More 

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