On Vacation ... visit the Museums of Lucca!

Among the places they could not miss the art museums of Lucca, which is carefully preserved in the great history of this small town!

Pinacoteca Palazzo Mansi

Initially it was a beautiful building that later became property of the State which, in turn, transformed it into a museum. Dates back to 500, was later purchased by the Mansi family and decorated in Baroque. Inside you can admire the works of the nineteenth century, but also works of the Flemish Roman and Tuscan schools. Also interesting are the frames remained intact and models abbiggliamento era.

Via Galli Tassi, 43
tel 583 461 .0583 (Lucca)

Giacomo Puccini's Birthplace Museum

The House of Giacomo Puccini Museum will reopen Sept. 13, 2011

It 'was born right here that one of the most famous composers in the world, namely December 22, 1858. The museum, now become one of the most visited by thousands of tourists, was the house where the musician has lived most of his years including those of its formation.
Inside, it is possible, through a guided tour, covers the years of the artist, from birth until his last great masterpiece, Turandot.

You can also observe the family pictures, portraits of the musician, the letters and the famous piano Steiway, with which, in Viareggio, precisely composed Turandot.

National Museum of Villa Guinigi

Restored in the years following the Second World War, in 1924 the house became home to a museum, then transformed into the National Museum. Inside you can find a path that goes by the artistic and historical artifacts up to the prehistoric carvings and paintings of the Baroque.
Interesting, with regard to the scientific side, some measuring instruments eighteenth-nineteenth century.

Via della Quarquonia.

Cathedral Museum

The museum is arranged in such a way that once inside the visitor can follow a chronological path. Inside we can admire works such as the ivory diptych of Areobindo, the copper box that represents the martyrdom of Becket, and even paintings by Vincenzo Frediani and Francesco Marti Silver.

Botanical Garden

Built in 1820 during the reign of Duchess Maria Luisa of Bourbon, Lucca is one of the garden botanical gardens are still active. Divided into different section offers visitors the opportunity to closely observe the local fauna, medicinal plants and many species of plants intertropical. Interesting Cedar of Lebanon, became the symbol of the garden, planted by Paul Foxes who was the first director in 1822

Archaeological Museum in the Garfagnana

Restored after the severe bombing during the Second World War, the museum now boasts of two sessions: the first concerns the part of the Mesolithic and illustrates the research and archaeological excavations of that period, while the second is dedicated to the Ligurian Apuan, focuses on the uses and customs of this population around the third century. BC went to settle in Garfagnana.

Civic Museum of Villa Paolina

This is precisely the summer residence of Paolina Bonaparte in which it is possible to trace a woman's privacy. Over the years the museum was used as a public school, a place of education meeting, until it was severely damaged during the second World War II.


Historical Museum of the Resistance

Located in St. Anna di Stazzema important theater of the Italian resistance, the museum offers a glimpse of the events that marked those years. Drawing on extensive historical basis, images and testimonies, the museum offers the opportunity to see, even in those years who experienced them, as the same Versilia has contributed so actively to the fight for the Liberation.

S. Anna di Stazzema.