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Museo Lombardi - Marie Louise and Napoleon

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Life told through objects

This a lovely museum focusing on the object that were touched by the revered Duchess of Parma Maria... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Vivian R
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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 18 May 2018
robin082
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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...more
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Palazzo di Riserva | Strada Garibaldi, 15, 43121, Parma, Italy
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

I didn't pay our tickets to watch napoleonian museum while 20 badly bred children screaming and running around my feet. Maybe they should be prepared for visiting museums first.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

This a lovely museum focusing on the object that were touched by the revered Duchess of Parma Maria Luisa. You can dive into her interests like fishing and needlepoint, admire her gowns and try to get a grip on her family and connections. You can...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Vivian R
Reviewed 18 May 2018

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."

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 4 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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Vickie W
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 545medva
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 22 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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Terry C
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

Date of experience: June 2017
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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

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Natalja M
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

Date of experience: October 2016
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