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Museo Nazionale di Villa Guinigi

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Address: Via della Quarquonia, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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+39 0583 496033
08:30 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 13:00

One of the strangest sights in Lucca is this fifteenth-century home, with a...

One of the strangest sights in Lucca is this fifteenth-century home, with a battlement tower surmounted by oak trees whose roots have grown into the room below.

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Step inside and be surprised

Had been putting off going to this museum and not sure why but when I made the effort to attend I was so pleasantly surprised. It had wonderful pieces of Lucchese life. Spent 2... read more

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Victoria Australia
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Victoria Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had been putting off going to this museum and not sure why but when I made the effort to attend I was so pleasantly surprised. It had wonderful pieces of Lucchese life. Spent 2 hours wandering and could have stayed another hour. It is very good.

Thank SusanP196
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Wonderful collection but do not forget to peek into left side of garden. Unusually friendly staff. Wellmarked exhibits.

Thank Victoria P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Contains a full range of Lucca & Siena artifacts & art from the Roman through brilliant Bartolommeo. This museum opens at 8:30 AM so it is a perfect way to start your day.

Thank Constant_Discovery
Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This was an interesting museum, with some very ancient artifacts and lots of Renaissance painting. It was a pleasant way to spend an hour or so.

Thank JackRussellTerrier
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Far too many people wrongly think of Lucca as a one night stop sort of place and then are overwhelmed with the challenge of what to do with far too little time and so many things to see. This splendid museum suffers a lot from this. Localed in one of the palaces of arguably Lucca's most powerful historical family, it... More 

Thank NormBC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

After a visit to Palazzo Mansi, (both museums available on a combined ticket), which wasn’t as good as it could have been; we approached Villa Guinigi with a little apprehension. We need not have worried because our visit was perfect in every respect. The floors are laid out mostly in chronological order, so you can move through time, or as... More 

Thank JandApe
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

This is a relatively unknown and unappreciated museum containing a very interesting collection of art. The Gothic and Renaissance pieces are some of the best I have seen in Europe. If you overlook the few poorly displayed pieces, you will find your visit very well worth it. I suggest you take a tour as it will further enhance your experience.

Thank Joseph626
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

we thought, with the exception of the church mockup, this was dire,. In particular the antiquities were very poorly presented. many lights not working in exhibit cases , the reconstruction of Etruscan pottery from a single fragment raises an eyebrow. The palazzo museum that is the sister to this much more interesting and better presented. Skip this and go there... More 

Thank MarkDerbyshire
Horsham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

The Etruscan and Roman artefacts are fascinating as are the Mediaeval pieces but the later religious items leave me cold; perhaps that's just me. Located in a rather vacant and strangely desolate part of Lucca. Not well presented or equipped for visitors - no cafe and rudimentary toilettes.

Thank watsondt
Ibiza, Spain
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Reviewed 11 April 2016

there is a big possibilty that you will find yourself alone in a huge renaissance palace built at the end of the 15 th century by the richest and most influent luccese families : the Guinigi. Today this breathtaking sign of power is a beautiful museum. Prepare to be alone....Hey young italian people there is a world apart from fashion... More 

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