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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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See how the other half lived

This is an insight into the opulent life of the Italian nobility in the seventeenth century. We only had about an hour to spend here and that isn't enough to do it justice. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2015
Bangor, United Kingdom
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

This is an insight into the opulent life of the Italian nobility in the seventeenth century. We only had about an hour to spend here and that isn't enough to do it justice. There is a series of highly decorated rooms. I could have gazed at the painted ceilings for hours. There is also a large collection of tapestries and... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Palazzo Mansi is not really on the attraction list of Lucca, however, the old palace really deserves a visit to have an idea of the extreme luxury of an italian palace. For my part, I consider that some rooms could belong to a royal palace due to their beauty. The rooms in the palace extend from the seventeenth century to... More 

Thank luke393
Belgrade, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised at how much more this museum had to offer then the Nazionale museum. This museum included many tapestries, paintings, wood inlay tables, furniture from the 18th century. There are two woman actually working the spinning wheels of the textile rooms. The entire textile donation came form a woman who fro an early age was fascinated by... More 

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United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is a must when visiting Lucca. Very understated in the guide books. Some fantastic paintings, murals and tapestries on show. Well worth a visit. Think twice about buying the joint ticket with the National Museum. The latter is quite a walk away and not half as interesting or well presented.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Looks to be very short of staff and due to this we could not visit the later art works of the 19th & 20th century which we wanted to see. Some impressive ceiling painting in the main building though not of the top order, but very good false perspective and interesting story was being told - music room spectacular and... More 

Thank Derek M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

-Beautiful, small Palace with lots of treasures; If you love paintings, you will enjoy and admire the collection (though not a very big collection, this is a good collection). -Be prepared to miss a floor/ few halls due to staff shortage ( one lady staff on my request allowed me to enter a floor for a brief while, which had... More 

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South UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

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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Hereford, United Kingdom
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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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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 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.

Thank buzze
New York City, New York
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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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