Palazzo Blu
Palazzo Blu
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Caleb
Yorkshire, UK142 contributions
Sep 2020
Situated along the river Arno, amongst other spectacular buildings of Pisa. I spent a good two hours walking round the museum. Looking at art throughout the years to venturing in to the unique rooms, and looking at the classic furniture and the unique architecture.
Written September 14, 2020
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ACT-MA
Acton, MA119 contributions
Apr 2013 • Couples
Go to the Arno River and look for blue palazzo on the south side. If it weren't so obvious,it could be called a "hidden gem." During our visit in mid-April there were two outstanding exhibits: one of the late Renaissance painter Artemisia Gentilischi; the other of costumes by Anna Anni, long-time collaborator of Franco Zeffirelli. If they are still on when you are in Pisa, read up a bit on Gentilischi before you go. Her incredible "Judith Slaying Holofernes" is in the Uffizzi in Florence, but the Palazzo Blu has collected one of the most outstanding group of her other paintings for this exhibit. The costumes of Anna Anni from operas (Otello) and plays (Maria Stuarta) are exquisite. The accompanying video (with English subtitles) helps give a sense of the creative process.

Be forewarned that Palazzo Blu has very little translated into English. But it is well worth the effort of any art-lover. Bonus: it's free!
Written April 20, 2013
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stjean11
Dorset, UK729 contributions
Apr 2014 • Couples
interactive science exhibition was very good, great for all ages.
no queues no entry fee
Art and furnitures displays on 1 st and 2 nd floors,
Written May 4, 2014
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WorcesterLinda
Worcester, UK158 contributions
Feb 2013 • Couples
Located on the south bank of the river Arno, midway between the Ponte di Mezzo and the Ponte Solferino, the Palazzo Blu is a large old building housing an art gallery. It is easily identified by its bright blue coloured walls.

There is quite an extensive range of general art work and furniture, presented in 18 separate rooms, each with a descriptive pamphlet in English. The art collection includes some mediaeval frescoes and many 18th, 19th and early 20th century paintings.

Even if you are not an art lover, it is interesting to see inside the building and to view its varied rooms. There is free entry and the Palzzo provides good toilet facilities.

Well worth an hour’s visit and a pleasant break from the crowds in the more famous tourist locations.
Written February 28, 2013
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JacquiHop
Bromley, UK177 contributions
Mar 2014 • Solo
There are many different forms of art here, frescoes, paintings, sculptures, etc., but what I found most interesting were the rooms on the first floor. It was nice to see the items in place and understand the life that runs alongside such works of art. I also loved to see the furniture especially the amazingly detailed inlay work on many cabinets. ( I suspect I was born in the wrong era!)The information leaflets, in a stand in each room, were very useful and interesting and available in five or six languages including English. The toilets were clean and when you are out and about sightseeing it is nice to find. This attraction is just along the road from Santa Maria della Spina and on the way to the Keith Haring murale so you can combine all these free attractions. The strange thing was that this place was empty, perhaps people think that if it is free it is not worth it, but if you want your holiday money to last I say try it, if you don't like it leave, but I bet you won't!
Written March 21, 2014
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Tom W
Lancaster, UK24 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
I wish we'd had more time free to explore this place. We went in having passed by whilst exploring Pisa and only had an hour and a half to rush round, which was a shame. We'd missed the Toulouse Lautrec exhibition by a month or so disappointingly, but the display on Tyrennia & the days of Italian cinema under the fascist regime was fascinating. The permanent collection is varied and certainly diverting. Far more than we were expecting and free!
Written May 3, 2016
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Jill O
Edinburgh, UK85 contributions
Oct 2014 • Solo
Free, large lockers available to you whether you go in to visit the exhibition or not. Very useful if your bags are heavy.
Lovely situation on the river and, as described, the building is blue and seemed to be the only on which was.
Written December 30, 2014
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WorcesterLinda
Worcester, UK158 contributions
Mar 2014 • Couples
Don’t miss this free attraction when you are in Pisa. The large riverside building was originally the home of Count Giuli and his family. It has now been transformed into an art gallery and museum.
On the top floor, there is an extensive collection of fine art and paintings, ranging from 14th century religious art and frescos to more modern works by local artists. The first floor has been retained as it was when the family was in residence. They lived on a grand scale and there are a several rooms which are lavishly furnished, including a sumptuous lounge and large dining room, with numerous interesting pieces of furniture, art, porcelain and sculptures. There is also a large library and an interesting collection of coins, dating from Greek and Roman times. All rooms have useful descriptive leaflets (in several languages, including English), which explain the room content and items of special interest. There are good toilet facilities.
The Palazzo is easy to find, being located on the south bank of the river, west of the Ponte di Mezzo, and adjacent to church of S Cristina; just look for the pale blue building!
Written March 11, 2014
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MoseyAround
Nelson, New Zealand93 contributions
May 2013 • Couples
A former home of a wealthy family now houses exhibition space, cafe, restaurant, gift & bookstore, free lockers (small ones for day bags, not for large suitcases) and clean toilets. Current exhibitions included Anna Anni opera costumes and paintings by Artemesia. Regardless of whether the exhibitions are to your taste or not, is a good opportunity to view the glamorous decor. Free entry into the building is a bonus in itself, especially given the extreme lack of public toilets in Italy.
Written May 10, 2013
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Jeanette
Melbourne, Australia430 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
This museum is on the way to the Leaning Tower of Pisa if you arrive in Pisa from the train station. The exhibition is brilliant and not to big and overwhelming. We spent about an hour there. I highly recommend.
Written December 14, 2017
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