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Museo Lombardi - Marie Louise and Napoleon

Palazzo di Riserva | Strada Garibaldi, 15, 43121, Parma, Italy
+39 0521 233727
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A special event

Devoted almost exclusively to artifacts surrounding the life of Marie Louise, it requires one to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
robin082
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Albany, New York
Nice collection of 19th century artworks

This smallish museum is filled with paintings, clothing, jewels, furniture, musical instruments and... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
Vickie W
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Seattle, Washington
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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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Palazzo di Riserva | Strada Garibaldi, 15, 43121, Parma, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Devoted almost exclusively to artifacts surrounding the life of Marie Louise, it requires one to take on a focused perspective. Huge numbers of small works, but many of the etchings were excellent. Not a "must see" but a good "second site."

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

This smallish museum is filled with paintings, clothing, jewels, furniture, musical instruments and everyday items like tea cups, most of it related to Napoleon and Marie Louise. You get a very good sense of how they lived. A very pleasant way to spend a couple...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

It is not so interesting as we awaited. There are too many things but they are not in a real set up, so you can learn a lot from Marie Lousie but the whole museum is not organized.

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

This is a small museum with very beautiful artwork, prints several gowns and several embroideried pieces - you can get English translation for the rooms which gives good historical information We really enjoyed it and certainly recommend a visit

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

This museum is named after the author and art historian Professor Glauco Lomabardi who dedicated his time to studying the history of Parma, in particular Marie Louise, the second and lesser known wife of Napoleon, also she was the Duchess of Parma. Many objects on...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2017

We visited this museum on a warm day. Unfortunately most of the rooms were not climatised, which made them rather uncomfortable. We also found that many paintings and artifacts were not displayed in an attractive way. It seemed more quantity over quality. The museum could...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

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,...More

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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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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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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.

Thank Ahmad B
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