Palazzo Blu is a center for temporary exhibitions and cultural activities located in 9 Lungarno Gambacorti, in the heart of the historic center of Pisa, Italy. This museum is managed by the Fondazione Palazzo Blu (a foundation funded by Fondazione Pisa), and is located in the Palazzo Giuli Rosselmini Gualandi (and Palazzo Casarosa), ancient palace restored by the Fondazione Pisa. Its name comes from the blue color uncovered during an architectural recent restoration, and attributable to the taste of Russian owners who acquired the Palazzo in the eighteenth century.
The Palazzo Blu permanent exhibition is divided into three sections: the Fondazione Pisa collection, on the second floor, and the stately apartments and Simoneschi Collection (numismatics and antiquities) on the first floor. Some artists from the collections (from 300 and Renaissance to 1800 d.C.): Francesco da Volterra, Getto di Jacopo, Agnolo Gaddi, Cecco di Pietro, Taddeo di Bartolo, Benozzo Gozzoli, Vincenzo Foppa, Aurelio Lomi, il Cigoli, Orazio Gentileschi, Artemisia Gentileschi, Giovanni Battista Tempesti, Jean Baptiste Desmarais, Giuseppe Bezzuoli, Luigi Gioli. From the rich collection of the twentieth century: Umberto Vittorini, Mino Rosi, Ferruccio Pizzanelli and Fortunato Bellonzi.
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
Melanie Yin | Dec 15, 2017
The Escher exhibit (temporary, currently on now) is phenomenal, a must-see for any fan. Admission is about 12 euros, includes a good audio guide. A really good break from the endless procession of Middle Ages and Renaissance paintings as well. The permanent exhibitions are far less unique, but only an euro more and still solid for what they are-- beautifully furnished building, with a range of paintings from different periods. I particularly enjoyed the room of post-Macchiaioli artwork. I love learning the local history and there was an interesting-looking exhibit about the student movement in the 60s as well, but it was unfortunately in Italian only.
Martina G | Feb 18, 2018
One of the most important centers of cultural life in Pisa. It offers wonderful exhibitions and great lectures by renowned speakers.
Marco Galbiati | Jan 3, 2018
Great exhibitions. Gorgeous Palace. Highly recommend.
Lara Pellegrini | Jan 7, 2018
It's a small but well organised museum along the river Arno, interesting and highly recommended!
Omer Gindes | Sep 22, 2017
Amazing artwork, the history of more then seven centuries shown in an amazing exhibition. I recommend it for anyone who enjoys a little bit of culture.
Nicola Ughi | May 3, 2018
The emotion of a speech of the great photographer Yamashita. Secrets and stories behind images
Rob Ashwell | Jun 22, 2018
Really interesting museums with a nice informative coin collection. Good temporary exhibitions as well
Laelika 27 | Jul 17, 2018
Interesting place showing a great variety of art. The temporary exhibitions give this place some charm and seem to change quite often. The entrance fee is really low (reduction for students). The place is bigger than expected at first and guides are offered in various languages in each rooms of the palace !
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