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abito storico al Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Mansi

A trip to the Museum

A unique chess horse of the 11th century of carved bone, royal clothes of bygone times, a dream journey into Metaphysics.


Sometimes it’s not necessary to travel and discover fantastic stories by moving far away … just be curious!


The city museums are travel opportunities at your fingertips at any time of the year and offer ideas for real, more important trips, to be, hopefully, organized again as soon as possible.

In the next few days (from Monday to Friday as established by the National decree of January 14, 2021) the National Museums of Lucca, Villa Gunigi and Palazzo Mansi will be open again, and these residences, in different eras, belonged to two of the most important merchant families of the Renaissance period and of the eighteenth century, but also the Lu.CCA Center of Contemporary Art where you can participate at guided tours of the exhibition for individuals and families on Fridays.

During the winter, the collaborators of the Museums delighted us with stories of their favorite works. You can view them again here and here the meetings at the Lu.C.C.A. waiting for the upcoming visit.

National Museum of Villa Guinigi
It can be visited by reservation by phone at +39 0583.496033, from Monday to Friday for groups up to a maximum of 12 people.
- Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:00 pm to 7:30 pm (last admission at 7:00 pm).
- Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 am to 7:30 pm (last admission at 7:00 pm).
Tickets: full price € 4.00 - concessions € 2.00.

National Museum of Palazzo Mansi
It can be visited without any reservation from Monday to Friday up to a maximum of 12 people at a time with guided tours starting every hour.
Tickets: full price € 4.00 - concessions € 2.00
Combined tickets for the two museums are also available, valid for three days: full price € 6.50 - concessions € 3.25 with reductions and free admission according to the law regarding national museums.

Lu.C.C.A. - Lucca Center of Contemporary Art
It will be open to the public from the 18th of January, from Monday to Friday from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm upon reservation, via email ( or phone (+39 0583.492180) and limited admission rules.
The exhibition “La realtà svelata. Il Surrealismo e la metafisica del sogno” will be extended until 6 June 2021, while the exhibition by Eleonora Santanni" Le Scapate. God save me! " will be open until January 29, 2021.
Guided tours also restart on Friday from 22 January at 5:00 pm and the family tours from Friday 29 January at 4:00 pm.
Reservations required by email ( or by phone at +39 0583 492180, during the opening hours of the Lu.C.C.A. also for the guided tours of the exhibition.

All new opening times of the museums of the Regional museum management of Tuscany are constantly updated on the website