The museum is located in the Palazzo Mediceo, which was designed by Bernardo Buontalenti for Ferdinando I de’ Medici in the late 16th century. It displays artworks that belonged to the Medici courts, the Lorena court, and the Savoia families, as well as other prominent families in Pisa. Rare Medicean tapestries and gowns worn by Eleonora di Toledo, wife of the Grand Duke Cosimo I de' Medici, are among the interesting items on display. A vast collection of armory (some 900 pieces) from the 1500s to the 1700s is also on display, in addition to miniatures in ivory from the Ceci collection. Another interesting section in the museum showcases the collection of plaster casts that belonged to Italo Griselli and the cartoons of Galileo Chini.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, from 9am to 3pm; Saturday, from 9am to 2pm. Closed Sundays and public holidays.
Price: 5 euro; reduced 2.50 euro.
Cumulative ticket with the National Museum in San Matteo: 8 euro, reduced 4 euro.
Disabled access: Yes
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