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Museo Canova

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Address: Via Canova 74, 31054 Possagno, Italy
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Possagno is the home of the greatest neoclassical sculptor Antonio Canova.

Possagno is the home of the greatest neoclassical sculptor Antonio Canova.

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A feast of Canova sculptures

Canova's birthplace is a must for anyone interested in his life and work. You can see the studio where he sculpted and drew, and wander through the house to soak up the... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2016
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 27, 2016

Canova's birthplace is a must for anyone interested in his life and work. You can see the studio where he sculpted and drew, and wander through the house to soak up the atmosphere. The adjacent museum is packed with preparatory gesso sculptures of his finished work and they are truly impressive. Nearby, on a hill in Possagno is the massive... More 

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Lansdowne, Virginia
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Reviewed October 20, 2016

We were amazed by this fabulous museum in the small town of Possagno - and Canova's birthplace. Beautiful structure houses the museum which houses the sculpture's full size plaster molds that look as good as the final marbles. The collection is AMAZING! The museum is attached to his home. Both are available for visiting.

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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

If you love sculpture and you love Antonio Canova you cannot miss it. You will find Canova house and his work place. Extraordinary plaster statues and overall an amazing atmosphere. Strongly recommend to watch the video in the museum as first thing. Staff super friendly and supportive.

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Reviewed September 3, 2016

Really impressive creations... wow ! Really worth the visit if you are in the region, and certainly don't forget the temple which is also beautiful.

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sydney
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Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Possagno loves their local hero Antonio Canova And this excellent museum does full justice to his outstanding body of work. Lighting was very good and enhanced the statues. Strongly recommended

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed August 16, 2016

Very interesting museum of the work of Canova, specially to understand how huge sculptures are modelled first on earth, then projected on gypsum with a system of dots and measurements before the definitive work on marble stone.

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Venice, Italy
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Reviewed February 23, 2016

The Gypsum museum is really interesting and nicely organized. There's a section dedicated to the statues ravelled during the war. You can also visit the house were Canova was born and a little botanical garden

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Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed December 28, 2015

I expected a small museum concerning the scupture. I have found a museum with a national and european content. Really wonderful

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Reviewed December 8, 2015

The museum have original prototypes for many of the famous Canova's sculptures. Also, it has an archietcture addition done by Carlo Scarpa. I really loved the temporary exhibition and the permanent one showing how Canova worked.

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Orange, Australia
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Reviewed October 3, 2015

I absolutely love Possagno. It is my favourite place in Italy. My husband was also born here so I am bias. This aside I like it because it is not overrun by tourists, has amazing mountain scenery, Canova temple & Museum is a must see, there are old ruins, classic old streets untouched by time, the germans retreated through Possagno,... More 

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