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Museo Lombardi - Marie Louise and Napoleon

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Address: Palazzo di Riserva | Strada Garibaldi, 15, 43121, Parma, Italy
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+39 0521 233727
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09:30 - 16:00
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Sun 09:30 - 19:00
Tue - Sat 09:30 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Marie Louise of Austria, Empress of France as second wife of Napoleon,...

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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Named after Professor Glauco Lombardi, an author and art historian, who devoted his life to the recovery, study of anything related to Parma under The Bourbons and Napoleon's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Named after Professor Glauco Lombardi, an author and art historian, who devoted his life to the recovery, study of anything related to Parma under The Bourbons and Napoleon's second wife, this home-museum recounting the story of Marie-Louise. The visit to this museum - its atmosphere, personal objects of Maria Luigia (in Italian),the historical documents and facts are very impressive and... More 

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middx
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

A good exhibition and giving the history and background about a remarkable person during a turbulent period of European history Make sure you pick up a returnable booklet on arrival as almost all the information in the rooms is in italian

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Some of the history of Parma, thorugh the eyes of Napoleon and Marie Louise. Clothes, paintings, personal belongings and other items that intend to describe the times of Marie Louise.

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

A very nice place to visit to discover the story of Marie-Louise, Napoleon's less known wife and duchess of Parma. Bring a n Italian dictionary : very few things are explained in English.

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Aabenraa, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Marie Louise was Napoleon's second wife. The museum displays her life. Fine and magnificent memories are kept. Items, artwork, documents from the aristocratic history of the Dukedom of Parma. Don't miss it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

This museum is fascinating. So little is known of Napoleons second wife, Marie Louise and her life in Palma. Beautiful pieces, paintings, letters, clothes etc. I bought a book they sell there 'Napoleons Other Wife' ( by Deborah Jay) that tells the whole story. Worth reading to also understand more of Parma's history.

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Middlesbrough
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Lots of stuff from the lady's life. I found the handwritten letters most interesting. The music books were lovely. Repeated similar pictures of Napoleon not so, but the he was her husband, If you have a very short time in Parma, give it a miss in favour of other things.

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Alicante, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

The Duchess of Parma, Maria Luiga, was the daughter of the Austrian Emperor, who, in 1810, married the shy 19 year old off to Napoleon Bonaparte. After the fall of the French empire, four years later, and Napoleon's exile, Maria Louise was sent to Parma. She governed Parma for the rest of her life, and the "Good Duchess" is still... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Nice , little museum, about daily life of Marie Louise, the second wife of Napoleon , mother of his only child ( son ). She became Duchess of Parma, then remarried an older man . The museum displays beautiful coronation and wedding dresses, make-up kit, perfume kit, medicine kit, sewing kit, painting kit, fishing kit ! and lots of paintings... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

This is the place where you can get informed of the life of Marie Louise after the fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. The museum displays a fine collection giving a general picture of the City of Parma during the XVIII and XIX centuries with a special focus on the dukedom of Marie Louise and the painful chapter of her private life... More 

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