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Ongoing June Exhibits, In & Around Lucca
June 1 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
150 Years of the Carnival of Viareggio 1873-2023
Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea “Lorenzo Viani” Piazza Mazzini, Viareggio
Through June 14, Wednesday – Sunday, 3:30pm-7:30 (Sunday only + 09:30am-1:30pm)
Closed Monday and Tuesday
One hundred and fifty years of the Carnevale of Viareggio 1873-2023
The history of the Carnevale and its upside-down world told through precious artistic testimonies
Fondazione Camevale di Viareggio
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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.
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.