Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Reale

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Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Reale

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After a visit to Pisa's famous Leaning Tower, drop in at one of the major national museums in the city.
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CosmicCat
Island of Malta, Malta27 contributions
Well versed and helpful staff embodying great professional courtesy
Dec 2019 • Couples
The museum is exceptional on its own, featuring Flemish and Italian originals pre and post-renaissance, as well as replicas offering a unique insight into everything that set Pisa apart historically.

However, all credit goes to their friendly staff, one gentleman stepping in as our guide, taking us through the whole museum to properly explain and offer insight onto both their most celebrated and most overlooked items on display. Mix that with much insight into the history and specific cultural elements of Pisa - throughout the ages - and you get a guided tour fully deserving of praise. Highly recommended!
Written 16 December 2019
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seb
Manchester, UK45 contributions
Not worth the trip
Jun 2019 • Couples
Disappointed by this museum and the art collection here. No dates / name of painter / person in the painting. No guide and no detail about what the rooms were used for. Don’t bother..
Written 14 June 2019
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Borzov
Rijeka, Croatia4,387 contributions
The testimony of the history
Sep 2018 • Couples
The Royal Palace was built in the 16th century by Bernardo Buontalenti as a new residence for the Francesco I and the Medici family. The building was refurbished several times and for the last thirty years it houses the National Museum with numerous portraits, paintings, sculptures, tapestries and furniture that belonged to the family. It is an exquisite collection and the testimony of the family’s history.
Written 15 October 2018
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peterpiperpickedapec
London, UK446 contributions
Excellent museum don't miss it
Oct 2017 • Friends
I get the feeling this little museum is not at the top of the tourist trail which is a pity. We arrived and were provided with an informative and entertaining guide by a very enthusiastic and knowledgable curator. It provides a really interesting history of Pisa and main families including the Medici. Without the guide you would probably miss quite a lot. The staff seem genuinely happy to tell the story so my advise is jet them and enjoy the experience.
Written 28 October 2017
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kimibar
California298 contributions
Medici portraits and art collections from various pisani
Oct 2017 • Solo
You woud need to be interested in the Miedici dynasty to get caught up with the portraits, many of them copies of earlier oil-paintings. But some of the paintings collected by Pisans include some outstanding hangings, like the Rosso Fiorentino Rebecca at the Well or the Benediction of Jacob by Bernardo Strozzi. The room decorations and some furnishings are original and interesting. Each room has a printed handlist that identifies the items on each wall, since the "traditional" hanging is not museum style.
Large bags must be left in lockers in the room behind the ticket /admission counter (5 euros).
Written 5 October 2017
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worldtraveller99
Greater London, UK2,310 contributions
Not open when you want to see it
Apr 2017 • Couples
I am sure that the people running this think - oh no-one comes so we will only open for half a day. Unfortunately this is a vicious circle, because they have chosen to only open in the mornings, when everyone is at the Leaning Tower etc aiming to see those before the crowds hit. Therefore no-one is here! So when you want to come here ie after 2 pm, this place is shut!

If they really only want to open for half a day they should make it the afternoon! Otherwise it will remain empty!
Written 26 April 2017
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Alex S
39 contributions
Small but interesting
Feb 2017 • Solo
This is not a very large palace as only a portion is open to the public. But it still contains an interesting collection of arts and statues. Worthwhile visiting.
Written 8 February 2017
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MeandSally
Scottish Highlands, UK182 contributions
Lovely Place
Oct 2016 • Couples
Opening time to the Palazzo was 9-14.00 and I think there was at least one weekday where it was closed? We visited on Wednesday and paid the 5 euros which were well worth it. Situated on the north side of the river Arno, easily reached from the leaning tower by foot. Some really beautiful exhibits!
Written 7 October 2016
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john f
Sunderland, UK146 contributions
Worth a visit
May 2015 • Couples
This museum is centrally placed easy to reach on foot. Good selection of Art work, well worth a visit.
Written 11 July 2015
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LivingForTheTrip
Edinburgh, UK24 contributions
A secret gem - faces of Italian history
Apr 2015 • Couples
This is an old-style museum with lots to look at - preferable to over-curation. The collection spans various royal courts from the 16th to the early 20th century, (miniatures, portraits, sculpture, furniture,'glass and porcelain) with several collections of 20th century art and sculptureo on loan. The ceilings were beautifully painted and a carriage sits in the entry area. I got a feeling for Pisa and Italian history from this museum, and recommend you get this in a combined ticket with the more well-known National Museum of San Matteo.
Written 3 May 2015
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  • Mon - Mon 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Wed - Sat 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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