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Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Mansi

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Address: Via Gallitassi 43, Lucca, Italy
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Wonderful representation of Tuscan wealth

Costing a mere €4 entrance fee, this beautifully restored palazzo offers a great representation of Tuscan wealth. The museum provides exploration into the wealthy quarters... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Matthew C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Costing a mere €4 entrance fee, this beautifully restored palazzo offers a great representation of Tuscan wealth. The museum provides exploration into the wealthy quarters previously inhabited by silk merchants the Mansi family. Featuring italian baroque interior design, tapestry collections, post 18th century art and decorative frescoes. The bedrooms are particularly amazing, enriched with textiles and art, as are the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Well worth the visit...one can purchase a joint ticket with the other national museum. Just the right size, representational exhibits.

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Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

We enjoyed being one of a few couples viewing the art. We were able to take our time and learn about the artists that had been greatly influenced by Michelangelo and art work similar to Caravaggio influence. We enjoyed viewing the bedrooms as well. They had beautiful fabric surrounding the beds. The sister of Napoleon had lived here, she influenced... More 

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Thank Janscience
Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This is a small museum but pretty well stocked. Rooms are completely furnished; baroque style and loads of tapestries. There was a textiles exhibition open when we went which was very well presented. Cheap entry and a good way to spend half an hour or 45 minutes on a walking tour of Lucca.

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Thank Steve B
Washington, DC
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

I found this museum to be fascinating because of the way it presents how a rich merchant family lived. We went on a tour though the school where I was taking Italian, and were thus able to learn more than we would just strolling through on our own. Well worth the time.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

On the day of our visit, we were the first visitors of the day which was both good…and bad. We entered the ticket office and I asked a lady hanging about by the desk, for two combined tickets. She replied that she wasn’t able to sell us any tickets. I was a little puzzled, until the lady responsible for selling... More 

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Thank JandApe
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

A quiet oasis away from the crowds of a busy Saturday morning. Many Flemish tapestries adorn the rooms of this 17th century Palazzo. Buy the joint ticket for 6.50 euros which also allows entry to the Mueso Guingi at the other end of town.

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Thank gastronaut2016
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

The entire experience was amazing. The preservation of the art, tapestry, and details are truly amazing. Each room had its own eclectic ambiance, and the stories were felt as you entered each room.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Beautifully preserved old state rooms are astonishingly opulent considering this is not a royal palace at a national level. The palace is a testament to the importance of Lucca and of the families who lived here. The paintings in the 4 galleries are not nearly as impressive as the living quarters, but indicate how important the study of art was... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

Not an impressive collection of anything but a representation of how the rich lived even is small towns. Nice collection of clothing in the last floor. There are so many impressive buildings in this town. Glad we came!

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