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They only allow admittance twice in the morning (9:30 and 11:30) and twice in the afternoon (can't remember those times), but we couldn't go in because they only accept cash and we were fresh out! You can get a ticket for both here and the...More
The museum was the ancestral home of the Mansi family and is now a municipal museum . There was an interesting exhibition of musical(keyboard) instruments when we visited . Without this exhibition the place might have seemed rather bare . The permanent contents were not...More
The apartments were interesting to walk through. Many in the collection of paintings seemed in need of cleaning and restoration. The building lacked light control to preserve the works and was hot. I was glad to have a little fan in my purse on this...More
After an exhausting day in over crowded boiling hot Florence it was a joy to find this peaceful gem in Lucca. There were very few people visiting which was great for us. There was so much to see, paintings, sculpture but best of all, incredible...More
Behind the modest façade an unexpected discovery. The palace houses spectacular rooms decorated with frescoes and silks. The yellow Bedchamber features original silks and massive alcove wood carvings, in addition to a grandiose king-size bed. Upper floors accomodate the collections of paintings and textiles. Occasionally...More
If you are in Lucca don't miss it: it's an amazingly rich collection of tapestries (arazzi) from a rich merchant family (Mansi) from 1600, all originals. Not to mention the paintings collection among which a couple of Tintoretto's and a Ghirlandaio's.
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...More