Tourist Attraction in Lucca: Museo di Palazzo Mansi
The Palazzo Mansi Museum is located in Lucca. It houses an important national gallery. Palazzo Mansi is located in the center of the city of Lucca and dates back to the end of the sixteenth century. It was purchased by the Mansi family in 1616, which carried out a baroque interior renovation in contrast to the austerity of the exterior features. The two wings perpendicular to the central nucleus date back to the nineteenth century, with a single ramp staircase leading to the noble floor in a loggia overlooking the garden. The Museum has been located in this luxurious establishment since 1965 when it became the property of the State and was completely restored. In 1977 the National Picture Gallery was inaugurated. Subsequently, the original furnishings, frescoes and tapestries were restored to the walls. Interesting are the frescoes at the ceiling of a showroom. Noteworthy is the Wedding Room with the original alcove and embroidered silk fabrics of the '700. 19th century works by Pompeo Batoni, Bernardino Nocchi, Stefano Tofanelli and antique textiles and textiles of common life such as frames, patterns of vintage clothing, religious garments, fabrics of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries are exhibited in the museum and illustrate one split of what was the textile production activity in the Lucca territory. The paintings in the pinacoteca were donated by Grand Duke Leopold II of Habsburg Lorraine to the city of Lucca on the occasion of its annexation to the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. They are currently divided into four rooms, divided by style and age: Tintoretto with Portrait of Venetian Senator, Ghirlandaio, Veronese and Titian. Guido Reni with the Crucifixion of the saints Catherine of Alexandria and Giulio and Domenichino. Flemish painting: Paul Brill, Jan Gossaert with Madonna delle Chiliegie. Tuscan painting: Domenico Beccafumi with Continence of Scipione, Agnolo Bronzino with Portrait of Don Garzia de 'Medici child, Pontormo with portrait of young woman, Andrea Del Sarto with La Vergine and Sant'Anna.