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Via Valleselle 4, 35032 Arqua Petrarca, Italy
+39 0429 718294
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit here. Located at the top of the village, it is well preserved and interesting both inside and out. Worth a visit!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

The house is in the upper part of the village - so if you leave your car at the parking place in the vally, you have a long walk to reach it... But it is a nice walk along old stone houses, some churches, restaurants,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

You shouldn't miss visiting this place if you are anywhere nearthis town. Unfortunately informatios on English about Petrarca is really really bad translation from Italia -still you will learn and see more about life of Petrarca.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Miske W
Reviewed 8 September 2017

What a wonderfully preserved villa of the 14th century. Well worth visiting. A place of pilgrimage for Italians.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank trufflesnout
Reviewed 29 April 2017

The casa is the original house used by Petrarca, and is wonderfully preserved. The exhibits are well done, with English translation, and the staff stands ready to respond to any questions. A definite must if in the area!

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Check out his preserved cat which is shown in the bottom, left room. Very interesting displays and inexpensive to get in.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank hermann b
Reviewed 27 November 2016

the house old more than 700 years is well preserved and perfectly maintained. Great monument of a great artist and humanist in a picturesque village in Colli Eugeneae, worth to be visited for every one

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank 277dimitarg
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We arrive just before 12am and were told that this place closes at 12.30h till 15h. So we had a short but interesting visit at the former house of Francesco Petrarca. Interesting stories, beautiful frescos and lots of information. Worth to visit (with teenagers).

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Piet005
Reviewed 9 June 2016

A lovely place to wander around & see some of the history of Italy in the Renaissance days . He travelled around quite a bit incl England involved in writing & politics

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Phil570
Reviewed 28 April 2016

You enter via a lovely, small garden and enter the life of this poet. The information in several languages helps you understand his philosophy and life in his latter years. Oh, and do not miss the "unusual" mummified cat!

Date of experience: April 2016
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