Museum of Art & History in Italy

Museums and private galleries in Italian historic houses: an opportunity to plan visits to residences where they kept unpublished collections and art treasures. You can discover in castles, villas and historic houses their galleries, archaeological collections, and collections of modern and contemporary art.

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Castle Ginori in Querceto

Castle Ginori in Querceto

Montecatini Val di Cecina - PI
In the heart of the Cecina Valley, between Volterra and the Etruscan Coast, the Ginori Castle perches on top of a hill in Querceto an enchanting medieval village whose long and rich history has blended for over two centuries with the history of the Marchesi Ginori Lisci, a noble Florentine family who are famous throughout the world for their precious porcelain - [...]
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The “Galleria del Cembalo” – Palazzo Borghese

The “Galleria del Cembalo” – Palazzo Borghese

Roma - RM
The Galleria del Cembalo occupies one portion of what in 1700 was the so-called Galleria Terrena of the Borghese Palace, opening on the secret garden with the wonderful fountains by Rainaldi (and others), which with the time became a perfect space for the exhibition of the paintings and sculptures collection of the Borghese. Nowadays it represents an - [...]
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Isola Madre

Isola Madre

Stresa - VB
Isola Madre is the biggest of the Verbano islands. It raises from the water with an enticing silhouette traced in the luxurious vegetation that covers the greatest part of it, as long as the squared palazzo in the southern part, which is also the highest. Isola Madre overlooks the Pallanza shores and, compared to Isola Bella and Isola dei Pescatori, looks secluded - [...]
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Isola Bella

Isola Bella

Stresa - VB
Isola Bella is a place of splendor thanks to the recurrent blooming and the priceless architectural treasures that blends into a wonderful microcosm. Since when it was transformed from barren rock to a blooming garden, the island appears as a galleon floating on the blue waters of the Lago Maggiore as his founder, Vitaliano VI Borromeo, meant for her. - [...]
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Palazzo Lanza Tomasi

Palazzo Lanza Tomasi

Palermo - PA
Palazzo Lanza Tomasi is located in the historic centre of Palermo, in the heart of the Kalsa quarter, the Arab Halisa, the elected citadel of the Emirs. The palazzo, built at the end of the 17th century atop the Mura delle Cattive, the Spanish city walls, overlooks Palermo’s stunning seafront with the twelve windows of its façade and the lush terrace, a - [...]
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Galleria di Palazzo Colonna

Galleria di Palazzo Colonna

Roma - RM
Nel cuore di Roma, a due passi da Piazza Venezia, Palazzo Colonna offre al visitatore una delle testimonianze più grandiose del barocco romano. La Galleria Colonna ed i suoi saloni sono infatti una delle meraviglie di Roma e fanno da cornice ad una impressionante - [...]
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Marini Clarelli Santi Foundation

Marini Clarelli Santi Foundation

Perugia - PG
An house museum opened in 2013 in Perugia town center, in the palace where the degli Oddi Counts dynasty lived for more than three centuries. While the sober and elegant façade was completed in 1768, the original building structure dates back to 1540: the main hall at the ground floor still preserves the original cotto tiles and the ceiling painted on - [...]
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Palace Bourbon del Monte

Palace Bourbon del Monte

Sansepolcro - AR
Palazzo Bourbon del Monte is a prestigious Renaissance building situated in the old town centre of Sansepolcro and it is currently Aboca Museum’s headquarters. This museum is dedicated to rediscovering and passing on the relationship between man and plants, both through the exhibition of of historical sources ( - [...]
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Palace Alliata di Pietratagliata

Palace Alliata di Pietratagliata

Palermo - PA
Around the second half of the fifteenth Antonio Termine, powerful aristocrat, Palermo magistrate and judge of the High Court, fixed his residence in Via Bandiera, promoting the construction of an imposing crenellated building with tall tower. The house of the magistrate soon became a reference point for the people of Palermo; even the presence of the flags - [...]
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Academy of Arms Musumeci Greco

Academy of Arms Musumeci Greco

Roma - RM
The House Museum “Academy of Arms Musumeci Greek” is located in Rome in Via del Seminario 87, steps from the Pantheon, and is housed on the first floor of the building century which belonged to the Bishop Diego de Valdes, chamberlain of Alexander VI, pontiff from 1492 to 1503. Since 1878, the Academy is headed by the same family that we pass the - [...]
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Castello di Rivalta

Castello di Rivalta

Gazzola - PC
Il Castello di Rivalta è uno dei pochissimi esempi europei di manieri circondati da un antico borgo  in gran parte rimasto ad oggi ancora intatto e abitualmente abitato dalla famiglia dei Conti Zanardi Landi,  che ne è proprietaria dalla fine del 1.200. Sono decine di migliaia i - [...]
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Castello di San Pietro

Castello di San Pietro

San Pietro in Cerro - PC
Nei secoli il maniero non ha subito sostanziali modifiche e offre oggi una fedele e preziosa testimonianza di dimora gentilizia quattrocentesca. Disposto su un impianto quadrangolare da cui emergono i due torrioni rotondi collocati a difesa del lato nord e il mastio - [...]