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Tucked away in a side street is this small museum. Probably only needs a 30 minute visit but you... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2019
TonyDrum1
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
A must see for aficionados of Roman history

This house shows some important and impressive features of Roman construction. The English-speaking... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2019
TwignTwerp
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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Reviewed August 30, 2019

Tucked away in a side street is this small museum.

Probably only needs a 30 minute visit but you get a 10 minute film; interesting relics and attentive staff. At only 3 euros it is well worth a visit

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 16, 2019 via mobile

Small museum below ground level displaying 2000 years of Lucca history, from Roman through medieval to present day. After an 8-minute introduction video, our very pleasant and knowledgeable host Giuseppe gave a personal tour of the premises. We also learned where to spot Roman-age remains in modern-day Lucca. A must-go for a bargain price of 3 euro.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

Great interpretive film at the beginning with English subtitles followed by a very knowledgeable guide taking you through the history of the roman town, the excavation of the house, subsequent building and artefacts. At €3, it is obviously very good value and well worth visiting.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 23, 2019 via mobile

This is a private run small insight to the history of lucca city. It only costs €3. It is hard to find but worth it if you are in lucca for more than a day. We were welcomed in, sat in a mini cinema, watched a very professional short film on the history of lucca with English subtitles, then had an enthusiastic and informative tour of the small indoor ruin. This was an excellent short break from roaming the streets of lucca

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

Having visited the Roman House a few days earlier and thoroughly enjoyed our visit, we arranged to have dinner with a group of English-speaking friends staying in Lucca. After watching the short introductory film and listening to our host Marco give an interesting and amusing talk about the Romans, we were ushered into the barrel-vaulted room that had been skillfully converted into a dining area with the addition of a dining table to accommodate our group of a dozen people. The meal consisted of the following courses: first, an appetizer of goats cheese with almonds and herbs; mint leaves flavored with honey, garlic and pecorino cheese; Roman bread and a refreshing mint-based drink (all delicious!); the second course, a thick, aromatic chickpea soup, followed by an onion soup with coriander and curcuma; main course was chunks of pork in a sauce made with plums and apples, and dessert was a ricotta cheesecake filled with almonds and honey. A sweetened Roman-style wine and still and sparkling water accompanied these tasty dishes. Between courses, Marco and the genial restaurant proprietor and creator of the museum, Giuseppe, author of a study of the foods of Pompeii, told us more about the peculiar dining and socializing habits of the Roman patrician class.

At under 30€ a head, the evening was very good value, as it was informative, good fun and great food. Some of us came clad as gladiators, while others donned togas and tunics that were kindly provided by our hosts. Our compliments to Simona, who prepared the marvelous meal, and to Graziana, who served it!

Date of experience: April 2019
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