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Museo Civico Giovanni Fattori

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Museo Civico Giovanni Fattori

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Spend your day ashore in Tuscany exploring the highlights of Pisa and Florence on this seamless, worry-free tour. Meet your guide upon disembarkation at the Livorno port, and head first to Pisa via air-conditioned vehicle. See the Leaning Tower and other highlights of the UNESCO-listed Piazza dei Miracoli before transferring to Florence. Upon arrival, you have time to discover the Ponte Vecchio, see the Duomo, admire panoramic views from the Piazzale Michelangelo, and more.
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Brun066 wrote a review Dec 2019
Florence, Italy9,823 contributions1,004 helpful votes
This museum is remarkable not only because it hosts an eminent essay of the works of Giovanni Fattori and other artists of the 19th and 20th centuries; but also because the place where the museum is housed, and the events of that venue, allow a penetrating look at the character of the city of Livorno. In fact, the "Villa Mimbelli", in which the museum is housed, with its sumptuous and sophisticated architecture and decoration, tells us of a wealthy Livornese family of Dalmatian origins, enriched with the wheat trade. The consort of the owner, of Greek origin, completes the family's cosmopolitanism. From these facts the personality of the city emerges, so different from the other Tuscan cities, because it's turned much more towards the overseas than towards the mainland: the land register of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany of 1834 (it has been affirmed by historians) shows that the estates owned by Livorno citizens don't exceed the boundaries of the Municipality: Livorno "essentially possesses itself", because its reference isn't the hinterland, but the Mediterranean (and beyond). Ultimately, one of the least provincial cities in Italy, especially among those of medium size. As for the artistic collection, it is wisely exposed and organized. I greatly appreciated the audio guides, which, rented for a negligible cost (3 euros, if I remember correctly) help the visitor to select the most remarkable works, and of each of them illustrate well the stylistic characters and therefore the artistic value. Among the works that have most remained in my mind the most, i would quote "Mrs Martelli in Castiglioncello", "An episode of the battle of San Martino". "Maremma herds", "Portrait of the third wife", all by Giovanni Fattori; then "Emigrants" by Raffaello Gambogi, "Cenciaiole [women rags' collectors] from Livorno" by Eugenio Cecconi, "Portrait of Yorick" by Vittorio Corcos, "The olive harvest" by Adolfo Tommasi. And I stop here.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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zantegirl1981 wrote a review Jun 2018
birmingham99 contributions21 helpful votes
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How lovely on the last morning of our minibreak to find the Museo only five minutes walk from the hotel. A stunning building with friendly staff and many parts to explore. Don’t miss this jewel in Livorno.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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piffero48 wrote a review Apr 2018
London, United Kingdom12 contributions6 helpful votes
I loved the art of painting in Livorno city from Fattori to Modigliani and I have seen also a show of their paintings in London, so what is better to look at theirpaintings in the city where they were born???
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Julian O wrote a review Sep 2017
Vienna, Austria46 contributions41 helpful votes
While the palazzo is pretty there is no guidance offered and it's obvious that they need more money. If you just pass the palazzo it seems closed, you only notice that it's open of you insist and walk to the backside.who thought of not even giving this indication l? 😯 Anyway, the actual exhibition is great. Fattori is omnipresent on Livorno, this museum isn't half bad.
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Date of experience: September 2017
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Brendan W wrote a review Sep 2017
Birmingham, United Kingdom786 contributions77 helpful votes
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This is a wonderful museum with incredible features including World class paintings and the staircase and ceilings have to be seen to be believed. All the staff were very friendly and I highly recommend you pay the 2.5 euro for the audio guide which really brings this incredible house alive. The gardens are also nice and would be a good place to have a picnic. Make sure you check on the opening times as they close for lunch but this is a MUST SEE venue when you visit Livorno and truly is the Jewel in crown.
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Date of experience: September 2017
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