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“Wonderful, exquisite collection”
Review of Museo Revoltella

Museo Revoltella
Ranked #8 of 376 things to do in Trieste
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

This is a real treasure trove, in a palace so you get to see two things in one. We hadn't imagined that there would be anything of such good quality, or so large, in a town which is not a capital city, although of course Trieste has been a rich port throughout history. Originally the exhibits and paintings were for the 19th century, but it has been added to, including buying the building next door which has been gutted and is now a really modern exhibition space. The buildings now cover an entire block, and most of it is exhibition space, together with curator areas and education spaces (we saw a children's workshop, for example). There are now 350 paintings and sculptures distributed over 6 floors.

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

well worth a visit, but why they call it modern is very confusing. a dazzling and interesting collection and really worthy of a visit while in trieste!

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Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

This is billed as a Modern Art Museum, but it is not. Half of the museum is Revoltella's personal mansion with his personal art collection & other collectibles. The in-lays of wood in the floors are exceptional with each room having a slightly different pattern. A wood lined library was also sublime with various sculptures in the woodwork. Signs are in Italian so English speakers need some help but we could figure out Revolterre helped with the construction of the Suez Canal and collected art & objects from that area of the world. However, what totally stunned us was the art collection the museo had amassed. Masterpiece by masterpiece by painters we had never heard of. We were both very moved. This portion of the museo is displayed in a modern wing attached to the mansion. Be sure to set aside a couple of hours.

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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Such an interesting and beautiful mix of things. We started in the Palazzo which has been kept as it was when the last owner passed it on. The rooms are ornate and gorgeous. The library is amazing. The staircase is elegant. The bequest of the previous owner has made it possible to buy the property/ies adjoining and stock it with masterpieces which are amazing. Thus, if you start in the original Palazzo, you move from the old building to the new gallery seamlessly as if moving through time. The new gallery is very large and houses some famous Master's works. Definitely a must see in Trieste.

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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Brilliant - spent a long time here. Mixture of modern and traditional work exhibited over 6 floors - start at the top and work your way down. A journey through time working backwards! Interesting pieces revealing social history which I found really interesting.
First floor has a palatial suite with stunning decor - crystal chandeliers, ornate ceilings and period furniture. Stunning and well worth a visit!
A 15euro Turismo FVG card from the local Tourism Office gives free entry to a large number of museums and galleries - and reductions at many more- excellent value.

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