Tourist Attraction in Carrara: Palazzo Cybo Malaspina
Palazzo Deals Malaspina or Palazzo Ducale is one of the most famous Carrara palaces. The edifice of the Palacio-Malaspina Palace, built on previous fortifications dating from the Longobard period, dates back to Guglielmo Malaspina's era, and in 1448 it became the permanent residence of the dynasty. After the fall of Malaspina and during the various occupations that Carrara suffered, many works were stolen, and the tower was used for the most varied uses. The Palace is made up of two separate nuclei: the first is the Malaspinian Castle, dating back to the 13th century, and the second is the Renaissance Palace, started by Alberico I in the late sixteenth century. The Palace now houses the headquarters of the Academy of Fine Arts. Within it are: in the column room, the Library of the Institute, which has two original editions of the "Encyclopédie"; in the noble room there is the most complete national marmoteca existing; in the private apartments of the prince, the local antique stores, the lunigian bibliographic collection of the accounts of the Doctor, the Zaccagna archive and the Apuana Emeroteca; the remains of the ancient artistic collections of the Palace (a picture gallery, a collection of sculptures with works by the Accademia masters such as Tenerani and Dazzi, and a gypsum plaster with Canova, Tenerani, Dazzi, Finelli, Fontana and copies of the preserved Vatican Gessi the Louvre). Under the medieval gallery you can admire Roman, medieval and Renaissance works as well.