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Amico Museo - night of museums

Spring air in the Museums of Tuscany! from 18 May to 3 June 2018 doors with guided tours, extraordinary exhibitions, animations and workshops for children and adults.
A program with many different activities united by an identical passion: return the cultural heritage to the community with proposals that satisfy the curiosity of every visitor, because the museum is really a friend who never betrays! Every time, a discovery and a unique emotion!

The main theme of the initiatives of the seventeenth edition of Amico Museo is "Museums and citizenship: the local community becomes the protagonist" and draws freely from the topic identified by ICOM for May 18, International Day of Museums. A special consideration will also be given this year to the activities that museums will insert for the disabled public.

An important event this year will be "The Night of the Museums" which will take place throughout Europe on May 19, with night openings of the museums participating in the initiative.

Lucca participates with many initiatives: 


there is an aperitif "a thousand miles" at the museum of the Barsanti Foundation and Matteucci a large international exhibition tribute to the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, a virtual pilgrimage into the Francigena Entry Point and a special guided tour of the Botanical Gardens where they will be blind guides to tell aromas and sensations; still guided tours for "spectacular" dates with the historical figures of Lucca: Lucida Mansi, Paolo Guinigi and, Giacomo Puccini could not miss, every morning with a guided tour in the places of music "Andante con brio", an unusual protagonist exhibition at the Ragghianti Foundation on Puccini and the figurative arts, and finally at the Puccinibirthplace, on the occasion of the Night of Museums, with extraordinary openings at night and many others.

Also for the night of the Museums, will be open at night on May 19 Guinigi Tower, Puccini house, the Museums of Palazzo Ducale, the Museum of the Barsanti Foundation and Matteucci, the Cabinet of Natural History of the Machiavelli high school.