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Ongoing August Exhibits, In & Around Lucca
August 3 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
L’eleganza di una Signora
Museo dell’Antica Zecca di Lucca
Through August 31, 2023
Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 12:30pm and 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Saturday and Sunday by appointment
Stories of elegance, fashion and the diffusion of style. Female hairdressing over time through the casts of the Antica Zecca di Lucca Foundation in the Museum premises, on the upper floor of the San Donato Casermetta on the city walls.
Leonardo da Vinci’s anatomical drawing at the time of the Salvator Mundi
Leonardian Museum, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 26, Vinci (Florence)
Through 23 September, 2023
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Two unpublished drawings by Leonardo Da Vinci on display for the first time in Tuscany. At the center of the exhibition are two original drawings: “Myology of lower limbs, three legs” in red chalk with reinforced contours in pen and brown ink on paper prepared in red, datable between 1506 and 1508, by the Veneranda Ambrosiana of Milan ; “Study of a male figure and half-length and study of pure male legs” pen, brown ink and traces of charcoal on paper, datable between 1510 and 1513, of the Civic Drawings Cabinet of Castello Sforzesco in Milan.
The Butterfly House
Villa Garzoni, Collodi, PT
Through October 18, open daily 10:00am – 5:00pm
In the magnificent garden of Collodi’s Villa Garzoni you will find the Butterfly House, a stupendous stone-and-glass greenhouse where over a thousand examples of the world’s most beautiful species of butterfly flutter about. The butterflies live in a luxurious tropical garden through which you can walk, ten information panels helping you discover everything about the different species and their different phases of life. Walking in this extraordinary exotic environment, you can thus admire over a thousand of the most beautiful butterflies in the world, whether from the Amazon rainforest, the neotropics, Africa, India and Australia, while they court, reproduce and feed on the flowers.
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Internal Combustion Engine Museum
Through November 1, 2023
Monday to Sunday: Morning 10:00am-1:00pm, Afternoon 3:00pm – 7:00pm
The Barsanti and Matteucci internal combustion engine museum is located in the Antica Loggetta dei Guinigi in Lucca, a stone’s throw from the entrance to the Guinigi Tower.
The Museum illustrates the studies carried out and the results achieved by Barsanti and Matteucci, starting from 1843 with the first experiences at the Scuole Pie of Volterra, up to 1864, when the Bauer engine was started at the headquarters of the John Cockeril Society of Seraing , in Belgium.