Museo Villa Paolina Bonaparte

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Museo Villa Paolina Bonaparte

Museo Villa Paolina Bonaparte
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4.0
43 reviews
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Marina M
Moscow, Russia107 contributions
Solo
This place is not so interesting to visit. Only if you ‘d like to see the costumes of one lady. And some very ancient... parts of something.
Written September 29, 2018
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PaulWuE
Wotton-under-Edge112 contributions
Couples
This unassuming gem has now got its first floor apartments restored to Bonapartian splendour, and is well worth a visit (generally from about late afternoon to evening opening times). If there's an art exhibition on, even better. Having seen the building evolve over the past few years, it's marvellous to see it now having emerged from its slumber.
Written May 30, 2018
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Manuela L
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg7,086 contributions
Friends
This Museum is in the appatments of the nice Paolina Bonaparte, this is still an argument to visit this place, here you find musical instruments, you see nice frescos;
also they expose some archeological pieces; if you want to see more of Paolina, you must visit the Museum Villa Borghese in Rome.
Written July 1, 2016
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PaulWuE
Wotton-under-Edge112 contributions
Couples
Completely low-key and what I would say was a self-effacing museum, I would skip the ground floor archaeology and instruments, and have a look upstairs at the marvellous trompe l'oeil decorated rooms on the first floor. They may only be open when there's an special exhibition on, but for anyone who wants to see good work of this kind, this is a lovely, understated surprise. The much-needed restoration of the Piazza Shelley to the side of this building improves the setting enormously. But then I'm a huge fan of Viareggio. Many aren't, but to each his own...The friendliness of the staff on the reception desk made for a very good impression.
Written June 22, 2015
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BobC558
New York City, NY315 contributions
Solo
this is a small grouping of two museums - archeological and musical instruments - the first section (archeological) is a bit run down - various items have fallen off the shelf in the display case, and they've never been put back correctly - you see them sitting at the bottom of the display. The musical instrument section actually incorporates the apartments of Paolina Bonaparte and this is lovely and worth the visit. A few of the rooms have lovely frescos not to mention the rare musical instruments stored in them.
Written May 7, 2015
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Charles
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico300 contributions
Couples
We actually went to Viareggio to kill a day and see this museum. Poorly lit, empty rooms. Pathetic collection of musical instruments and archeological tchotchkes. We couldn't see the few paintings on exhibit due to poor lighting and a group of musicians using a couple of the rooms. Skip this and see the other two museums I've reviewed here.
Written October 17, 2014
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Ava T
Cambridge, UK58 contributions
Solo
It is free and open only in the evenings till 11PM. The building itself is interesting to see, delicate and colorful wall painting and decoration. Downstairs accommodate an archeological prehistoric collection of bones, tools and vessels. There are a few interesting [ and a bit funny] reconstructions of the prehistoric communities which might appeal to families with young kids. You can find a collection of music instruments upstairs, some from abroad. Some rooms are allocated to temporary exhibits of local artists. There was some paintings and some installation.

Tip. The descriptions are all in Italian and nothing is available in English, but overall nice to visit to get a bit of culture
Written September 9, 2014
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Ian L
Hemel Hempstead, UK144 contributions
Couples
Once you've managed the opening hours seize the chance to get inside. Not too interested in arrow heads, go upstairs and admire the rooms. Many have some or all of the original decor and give a sense of how the house was lived in. For heritage trailers it's on the trail of significant Viareggio buildings.
Written August 30, 2014
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Froomina
Bedfordshire, UK109 contributions
Family
I chose the Palazzo Paolina to have my civil ceremony in, I was not disappointed. The room where I got married was so pretty so much detail on the walls. It was the bedroom of Shelley (Napoleons sister) when she reigned Lucca. The staff were all so friendly.
Written June 16, 2014
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