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“Highly enjoyable”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Museo Revoltella

Museo Revoltella
Ranked #9 of 322 things to do in Trieste
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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Highly enjoyable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

A good place to while away a couple of hours in Trieste, this compact, interesting museum was certainly worth a visit, As you will read elsewhere, it is part baronial mansion, part art gallery, and has a selection of bits and pieces that provide a very enjoyable browse. On our visit, there was an attempt to counterpoint the mansion rooms with installations produced by contemporary artists. This was extremely hit and miss, and I think I'd rather have seen the rooms as they were meant to be: the installations were often simply absurd and accompanied by the most awful pretentious hoo-hah written to justify them. The worst was perhaps a light show involving a stream of luminous sand located beneath the portrait of an extremely martial gentleman which simply made it seem that the gent in question was relieving himself. Very unfortunate.The work in the music room however did manage to be very atmospheric and added something to the experience. Meanwhile, the art gallery section has some lovely pieces, and also a friendly guide who gave us an illuminating commentary on several of them. So, all in all, highly recommended.

Visited February 2014
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“the most important”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

this is the most important museum of the city,the first part is a beautiful trip in in the art and life of the XIX century ;the second part, build by the famous architect c.scarpa, is a intresting museum of 900 art and a great point to observe the gulf and the city.

Visited December 2013
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“Both history and beauty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

The person who gave the historical contents was connected with the Suez Canal project,this wonderful house was the setting for some of Trieste's intriguing past. Added to it is an architectural gem that serves as a showcase for temporary exhibits. Presently the work of Jagoda Buic who is a Croation textile artist and set designer. Very impressive scale to building and content in a city that seems a combination of Nice and Vienna, compressed by its site and its famous wind,the Bora.

Visited November 2013
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“Museo Civico”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

I visited this museum on what was a very wet day yesterday in Trieste, and it was perfect as in the museum I was taken through history and theatre.. with Buic. It is a very large Museum, with another building added on to host some of the large exhibitions they have there. In the one day I visited some amazing Ex-palaces which are now transformed into these exhibition hosts.

there is always great deals so if you go to one and there is more on, ask if there is any specials for entering more than one museum if they are linked or council run.

Visited November 2013
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“Good but not modern”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

This place is billed as a museum of modern art. It is not. Most of the art is late 19th and some early 20th but there is one room of mediocre 1950s and 1960s art. Still worth a visit and was a beautiful wealthy owner's Palazzo in its day. Some striking marble sculptures, especiialy the fountain at the foot of the grand staircase. If you like art museums and grand palazzos, you will enjoy this place.

Visited October 2013
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