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“Lovely old building with very elegant and stylish rooms. The paintings were a plus!”

Museo Civico Giovanni Fattori
Ranked #5 of 83 things to do in Livorno
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

This old mansion does not look like much from the outside, but the beautifully appointed rooms on the ground and first floors was something else. Go for the house, and the paintings inside were a plus. We spent a fair amount of time in each room, just admiring the finishes and the paintings. The museum caretakers were friendly and a gentleman even gave us a running commentary on the rooms and the art. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

Tucked away in a quiet street in the south end of this attractively gritty city which is superficially devoid of cultural attractions is this lovely villa. The interior alone is worth the visit. Downstairs are three lushly over decorated gems of rooms, plus a staircase with white ceramic putti as stair rails. Ok, perhaps the art is for coniscenti but it is the birthplace of Modigliani, who is represented by an early landscape -no elongated nudes here. Oh yes, a reduction for us over 65 oldies.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 4 June 2016

This museum is small enough to go through thoroughly in an hour. All signs are in Italian, so I probably should have got the English audio headphones. The tiny animal sculptures and jewelry from the Etruscan period feature such contemporary simple shapes--still very appealing. And who knew that the Etruscans had safety pins for fastening their garments?

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 22 February 2015

Lovely old villa set in mature nice parkland. The rooms are opulent and each with a very interesting and varied collection of art ranging from Impressionism to Modernism. Helpful and interesting guides. So under publicised perhaps because of proximity to Pisa & Florence. Only 4 euro entry

Date of experience: February 2015
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

A real "hidden gem".

We were blown away by this wonderful villa and gallery. It was one of the most stunning villas we have ever visited. Only regret is that photography was not allowed anywhere inside and the attendants kept a close eye on us to make sure we didn't try to take any.

Looking somewhat ordinary on the outside and sitting in a rather neglected communal park area, the villa interior is a huge surprise when you step inside with each room more fabulous than the last. The staircase is also very special.

Although there were many beautiful and/or interesting artworks on display, the fabulous frescoes by Gatti added beautifully to the stunning interiors of the villa. Even if you have little or no interest in art, the interiors alone are worth the visit.

I would recommend anyone to visit here and to allow a couple of hours.

Our biggest difficulty was finding it as it was not signposted and sitting in a park which had no obvious entrance. A very nice local gentleman gave up trying to direct us and simply signalled us to follow him around several small streets and through the park until he delivered us to the front door. What a kind man he was to go out of his way to such an extent. Perhaps that explains why we were the only visitors at that time.

Entry was free with a Livorno Card.

Date of experience: May 2014
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