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Art and History - Museums
Via Cesare Battisti 15 Lucca
MuSA - Virtual Museum of Sculpture and Architecture
Via Sant'Agostino 61 Pietrasanta
Museo Puccini a Celle
via Meletori 27
Orecchiella Park Visitor Center
Puccini Museum - Birthplace
Corte S. Lorenzo, 9 lucca
Via Umberto I borgo a mozzano
The archaeological collection is housed at present in the basement of the Municipality building; it is composed of finds from the Borgo a Mozzano area and its surroundings. Enriched by cartographic...
Museum of Work and Popular Traditions of Historical Versilia
Viale L. Amadei, 230
The Historical Museum of Peasantry and Versilian Folk Traditions is housed in Seravezza's Palazzo Mediceo, a mansion built on behalf of Duke Cosimo I de' Medici of Florence and projected by...
Casa Museo Giovanni Pascoli
Via di Mezzo, 11, 55051 Barga LU
The poet Giovanni Pascoli, in search of a quiet, peaceful place where to live and write his poems, chose Castelvecchio di Barga. He moved there in October 1895 with his sister Maria and his dog...
Civic Archaeological Museum of Camaiore
Via Vittorio Emanuele, 181 camaiore
The Civic Archaeological Museum of Camaiore, located in Piazza Francigena, was inaugurated on May 14th, 2016 after having been subjected during these years of a long work of restructuring, functional...
Civica Raccolta di Ceramiche Rinascimentali
P.zza S. Giacomo camporgiano
The museum is housed in the main tower of the Rocca di Camporgiano. The origin of this monumental rocca is Medieval; in 1446 it passed from the Malaspina family to the Dukes of Este who gave it its...
Civici Musei di Villa Paolina: Museo Archeologico Alberto Carlo Blanc, Museo degli Stumenti Musicali Giovanni Ciuffreda.
Villa Paolina, Via Machiavelli, 2 viareggio
The municipal museums of Villa Paolina are housed in one of the most remarkable buildings in town: the summer residence of Paolina Borghese Bonaparte. Built around 1822 on a project of Giovanni...
Community and Business Museum
Via 4 Novembre, 70, 55040 Levigliani LU
Lavorare liberi is a genuine community museum conserving the history of one place: Levigliani in Stazzema. This cultural institution bases it work on the special relationship between citizens and...
Eugenio Barsanti Museum
Pietrasanta, c/o Palazzo via Marzocco
To discover an extraordinary invention, you have to experiment for a long time. This was the scientific work of spiritual father Eugenio Barsanti, (1821-1864), citizen of Pietrasanta, inventor...
Galleria d'arte moderna e contemporanea (GAMC)
Palazzo delle Muse, piazza Mazzini
The Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art Lorenzo Viani (GAMC), set up in the heart of the city, inside the historic Palazzo delle Muse, has a collection of over 3000 works by around 750...
Historical Museum of the Resistance
Via Coletti 22 stazzema
On the 19th September 1991 the Tuscan Regional Centre for the Resistance Movement chose S. Anna di Stazzema as seat of the Historical Museum of the "Resistenza". A visit gives an essential,...
Lu.C.C.A. Lucca Center of Contemporary Art
Via della Fratta, 36, 55100 Lucca L
The Lu.C.C.A. (Lucca Center of Contemporary Art) is hosted in the Palazzo Boccella, an ancient building in the historic centre of Lucca, near the famous Piazza del Mercato (the square of the ancient...
Mostra Archeologica Permanente
Via Cardinale Pacini 20
The preparation of the archaeological exhibition of Capannori in September 1987 was the first step towards the creation of an archaeological documentation centre on this area closely linked to the...
Mostra di Attrezzi di Vita Contadina
Via di Sottomonte
The cultural society "La Ruota" (so called after the water wheel used for irrigating in the Plain of Lucca) is active in the southern part of Capannori Municipality, an area that includes...
Museo Archeologico del Territorio della Garfagnana
Piazzetta Ariosto castelnuovo garfagnana
Seat of the municipality until the Second World War, the original structure of the rocca of Castelnuovo Garfagnana was heavily damaged during the 1944 bombings. At present the rocca houses...
Museo Archeologico Versiliese
Piazza Duomo, Pietrasanta
Since its foundation in 1968 the Museum has been housed at Palazzo Moroni in the Piazza del Duomo of Pietrasanta. On the outside the building has a double flight of stairs and is among the most...
Museo Casa Natale Giosuè Carducci
via Valdicastello, loc. Valdicastello Carducci, Pietrasanta
Giosuè Carducci, the famous Italian poet who received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1906, was born in Valdicastello on the 27th July 1835. The family's house was composed of four rooms...
Museo Casa-Atelier di Ugo Guidi
Via M. Civitali, 33
The "Museo Casa-Atelier di Ugo Guidi" was inaugurated in 2005 in Vittoria Apuana, in the district of Forte dei Marmi. The Museum witnesses the liveliness of the Versilia artistic milieu...
Museo Civico del Territorio Antonio Mordini
Piazza dell´Arringo del Duomo barga
The Museum is located in the evocative rooms of Palazzo Pretorio, once residence of Barga Commissari and Podestà; visiting them we can become familiar with the Barga region and its natural,...
Museo d'Arte Sacra
Via IV Novembre, 71 camaiore
In 1936, in a XVIIth century building, seat of the Confraternita di San Michele e San Vincenzo, the Museum of Sacred Art was set up. In origin it was simply a place where paintings, vestments, altar...
Museo dei Bozzetti
Via S. Agostino 1 pietrasanta
In the 70's thorough restoration works were carried out on the former convent of S. Agostino, built in the XVIth century next to an existing XIIIth century church; the entire complex was restored...
Museo del Carnevale
Via Santa Maria Goretti viareggio
The Carnival Museum is located inside the new complex of the "Carnival Citadel", designed by arch. Francesco Tomassi. The museum offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about the...
Museo del Castagno
Via Fratta - Colognora - Val di Roggio
The Chestnut Museum was set up by volunteers to provide evidence for and explain the historical importance of the chestnut tree in the Valle di Roggio area. There is evidence of chestnut cultivation...
Museo del Risorgimento
Palazzo Ducale, Cortile degli Svizzeri, 6 lucca
The Risorgimento Museum occupies several rooms of the Palazzo Ducale and illustrates the period of Italian history between 1821 and WWI, known as Risorgimento, through a series of interesting...
Museo della Cattedrale
via dell´Arcivescovado lucca
Founded by the Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca and opened at the end of 1922, the Museum is housed in a complex consisting of a XIIIth century tower house, a XVIth century church and a XIVth century main...
Museo della Figurina di Gesso e dell'Emigrazione
Via del Mangano, 17 coreglia antelminelli
The Museum of Plaster Statuettes and Emigration, unique in its kind, explains the art of modelling plaster and the associated phenomenon of the statuette makers emigration from their homes in the mid...
Museo della Marineria
via Peschiera 9 (lungo canale est)
The museum was projected in 1920 but it has been carried out just in 2006 in the historic Fish Market building along the bank of Burlamacca canal. The town of Viareggio has confided to this museum...
Museo della Satira e della Caricatura
Piazza Garibaldi forte dei marmi
The Forte dei Marmi Museum of satire and caricatures is housed in the Forte di Leopoldo I; it continues the idea of the Satira Politica Prize and has become a centre of conservation, collection and...
Museo dell’Identità dell’Alta Garfagnana “Olimpio Cammelli”
The museum, which opened May 16th, 2009, is located next to the "Old Church", on top of "Colle di Casa" where once stood the "Castle" and the "Old Country...
Museo d’Arte Sacra – Benabbio
Piazza Santa Maria 2, 55022 Benabbio LU Italia
Set up in the former Oratory of the Holy Trinity, the Museum was inaugurated in 2010 to preserve, enhance and promote knowledge of the historical and artistic heritage from the Church of Santa Maria...
Museo Etnografico Don Luigi Pellegrini
via del Voltone, 14 san pellegrino garfagnana
The Don Luigi Pellegrini Ethnographic Museum is housed in the medieval Hospital of San Pellegrino (XIth - XIIth century) where travellers and pilgrims crossing the Apennine along this route could...
Museo Italiano dell’Immaginario Folklorico
Via Ducale 4, San Michele Piazza al Serchio – Lucca
The Museo Italiano dell'Immaginario Folklorico collects and keeps unpublished tales of the oral tradition of our territory and the other Italian regions. People can visit...
Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Mansi
Palazzo Mansi Via Galli Tassi, 43
The National Museum of Palazzo Mansi is housed in one of the most luxurious mansions of the town, built between the end of XVIth and the beginning of the XVIIth century. The Mansi family bought the...
Museo Nazionale di Villa Guinigi
Via della Quarquonia lucca
The National Museum of Villa Guinigi is in one of the most ancient and illustrious town palaces. Paolo Guinigi, lord of Lucca, built his residence just outside the XIIIth century walls, towards Porta...
Museo Paolo Cresci per la Storia dell'Emigrazione Italiana
via Vittorio Emanuele, n. 3 Lucca
The Museum, that is in the Palazzo Ducale of Lucca, derives the name from the florentine photographer and collector Paolo Cresci. It preserves and shows an extraordinary and varied documentary...
Museo Storico della Liberazione 1943 - 1945
Palazzo Guinigi, Via S. Andrea, 43
The Historical Museum of the War of Liberation was founded in 1988 as a joint initiative of the members of the "Associazione Toscana Volontari della Libertà" and those of the...
Museo Villa Puccini
Villa Puccini, Belvedere Puccini- Torre del Lago (Lucca)
Nel 1891 Giacomo Puccini rented a simple tower-house on the lake of Massaciuccoli. From that moment Torre del Lago became for Puccini a refuge where he found the inspiration for his most famous...
Museum of the Mill of Menicone
Loc. Menicone, n. 2A, S. Martino in Freddana, Pescaglia
The museum exhibits manual machine, rock grindstones, water wheels and other old tools used for preparing the cereals.The Museum of the Mill of Menicone occupies the mill itself and is run by the...
via Pietra a Padule massarosa
On the slopes of Mount Aquilata, in a beautiful panoramic position overlooking Lake Massaciuccoli, are the rests of a Roman Villa built in the I century a.D.; in particular you can see the impressive...
Per un Museo Contadino della Piana
Via Romana Ovest, 16
The aim of the cultural society "Ponte", created in 1985 in Capannori, is to discover, restore, exhibit and make available all traces of the past peasant life in the Plain of Lucca. In the...
Permanent Archaeological Exhibition of the Territory, Palazzo Pelliccioni-Marazzini
via Giovanni Poli San Romano Garfagnana
The Pelliccioni-Marazzini palace, jewel of the town of San Romano, is one of the most significant example of local architecture. Characterized from a double row of typical roofs with arch, it...
Poets and musicians between nineteenth and twentieth century
Among the most famous artists that have lived in and around Lucca are Giacomo Puccini, Giovanni Pascoli, Giosuè Carducci and Gabriele D'Annunzio; today the places where they were born and...
Porcari Museum - virtual museum of the Porcari community
Piazza F. Orsi, 1 Porcari
The Porcari Museum - virtual museum of the Porcari community, came about with the aim of showcasing the history and traditions of the Porcari municipality online. A totally virtual space that allows...
Santa Maria Corteorlandini alias Santa Maria Nera
This old church, rebuilt at the end of the 12th century, was again remodelled from the late 16th century, when a newly-formed and extremely active religious Congregation, known today as the Regular...
Stronghold of Forte dei Marmi
Fortino di Forte dei Marmi
Situated on the coast in the centre of Versilia, Forte dei Marmi was founded by Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo at the end of the eighteenth century with two functions, of customs and of defence. As its...
The territory of Stazzema
Surrounded by the Apuan Alps, Stazzema is in a panoramic position allowing us to admire the many scattered villages on the mountain slopes, that were inhabited since remote antiquity as the discovery...
Via della Quarquonia, 4 55100 Lucca LU Italia
Villa Guingi "nei Borghi" was the residence of the Lord of Lucca, Paolo Guinigi and has the forms of a royal abode. The house has been developed in width, with a spacious portico supported...