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“Glimpse into the life of Maria Luigia of Habsburg!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Museo Lombardi - Marie Louise and Napoleon

Museo Lombardi - Marie Louise and Napoleon
Ranked #15 of 129 things to do in Parma
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Marie Louise of Austria, Empress of France as second wife of Napoleon, after his fall was destined to Parma, small but strategic Duchy. There she became an attentive and caring sovereign, still beloved nowadays. Her magnificent collections and memorabilia both from the Empire and the Ducal period passed to her daughter's family, from which Glauco Lombardi bought them aiming to found a Museum which finally opened in 1961. It is thus possible to discover her inner sensibility along with the events that transformed Europe in the XIX century, experiencing the art and life of that era.
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“Glimpse into the life of Maria Luigia of Habsburg!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

A wonderful glimpse into the life of Maria Luigia, wife of Napoleon, and 19th century palace life. Housed in a delightful small museum there are gowns, jewelry, memoirs,and some nice artwork from that period of the 19th century. Definitely worth a visit!

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“Beautiful museum, it take you back in time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2010

Centrally located in the heart of historical Parma, this museum has a plenty of Maria Luigia of Habsburg and napoleonic period objects. The museum is in a ancient palace (Palazzo di Riserva) overwatching Pilotta Palace, in the pedestrain zone. You will find a lot of things belong to Maria Luigia, including furniture, dresses, jewels ….
Maria Luigia (Napoleon’s second wife and later Duchess of Parma) was a very important figure for Parma and is still very loved by people. She made a lot of important changes in the town, bringing a touch of french style that can still be seen in town’s architecture. Visiting this museum is like going back in time and live in 19th century.

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