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Museo Lombardi - Marie Louise and Napoleon

Palazzo di Riserva | Strada Garibaldi, 15, 43121, Parma, Italy
+39 0521 233727
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Named after Professor Glauco Lombardi, an author and art historian, who devoted his life to the... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
Natalja M
The Netherlands
Well laid out and interesting

A good exhibition and giving the history and background about a remarkable person during a... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2016
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Palazzo di Riserva | Strada Garibaldi, 15, 43121, Parma, Italy
+39 0521 233727
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Named after Professor Glauco Lombardi, an author and art historian, who devoted his life to the recovery, study of anything related to Parma under The Bourbons and Napoleon's second wife, this home-museum recounting the story of Marie-Louise. The visit to this museum - its atmosphere,...More

Thank Natalja M
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

A good exhibition and giving the history and background about a remarkable person during a turbulent period of European history Make sure you pick up a returnable booklet on arrival as almost all the information in the rooms is in italian

Thank explorerMiddx
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Some of the history of Parma, thorugh the eyes of Napoleon and Marie Louise. Clothes, paintings, personal belongings and other items that intend to describe the times of Marie Louise.

Thank carlosmp
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

A very nice place to visit to discover the story of Marie-Louise, Napoleon's less known wife and duchess of Parma. Bring a n Italian dictionary : very few things are explained in English.

Thank Ahmad B
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Marie Louise was Napoleon's second wife. The museum displays her life. Fine and magnificent memories are kept. Items, artwork, documents from the aristocratic history of the Dukedom of Parma. Don't miss it.

Thank Heidi N
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

This museum is fascinating. So little is known of Napoleons second wife, Marie Louise and her life in Palma. Beautiful pieces, paintings, letters, clothes etc. I bought a book they sell there 'Napoleons Other Wife' ( by Deborah Jay) that tells the whole story. Worth...More

Thank 515Donna
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Lots of stuff from the lady's life. I found the handwritten letters most interesting. The music books were lovely. Repeated similar pictures of Napoleon not so, but the he was her husband, If you have a very short time in Parma, give it a miss...More

2  Thank max_patrick
Reviewed 18 March 2016

The Duchess of Parma, Maria Luiga, was the daughter of the Austrian Emperor, who, in 1810, married the shy 19 year old off to Napoleon Bonaparte. After the fall of the French empire, four years later, and Napoleon's exile, Maria Louise was sent to Parma....More

Thank Nikki S
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Nice , little museum, about daily life of Marie Louise, the second wife of Napoleon , mother of his only child ( son ). She became Duchess of Parma, then remarried an older man . The museum displays beautiful coronation and wedding dresses, make-up kit,...More

Thank daniela s
Reviewed 8 August 2015

This is the place where you can get informed of the life of Marie Louise after the fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. The museum displays a fine collection giving a general picture of the City of Parma during the XVIII and XIX centuries with a special...More

1  Thank Aasesylow
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