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Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum

Three sections are open: The birth of the Museum of Piacenza between antiques and Archaeology, The first stone, From fire to metal.

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Arms

Arms

On the ground floor it is also possible to see the ancient arms collection; there are about four hundred specimens gathered by the count from Piacenza Antonio Parma (1787-1850) in the first half of the 19th century.

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Art gallery

Art gallery

The paintings displayed in the art gallery of Palazzo Farnese, besides dating back to a wide time span (from the 14th to the 19th century), have different origins.

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Carriages

Carriages

The carriage museum is one of the most important in Italy, not only for the variety and richness of the pieces available but also for their excellent conditions.

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Farnese’s Splendours

Farnese’s Splendours

Fasti farnesiani - The term ‘Fasti’ refers to a series of self-celebratory paintings celebrating the fame of the Farnese dynasty through the representation of the most important events lived by members of the family.

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Glass and Ceramic

Glass and Ceramic

Museo Civico of Palazzo Farnese owns a valuable ceramic and stone collection, gathered thanks to the donations of private collectors.

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Medieval frescoes

Medieval frescoes

The museum has a large medieval section. In room 6, on the ground floor there are late medieval frescoes belonging to churches from Piacenza and places of worship nearby.

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Sculpture

Sculpture

The sculptures collection of the Municipal Museum constitutes a fundamental source to understand Piacenza’s figurative culture in the 12th and 13th century

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The Risorgimento

The Risorgimento

Occupying four large halls, it gathers documents, pictures, heirlooms and arms dating back to the years 1848-’49 and 1859-‘61.

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