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Palazzo Blu

Explore this time capsule of classic Pisan life and learn about the achievements of this fascinating town’s most creative sons and daughters.

Get a closer look at Pisan high society in the beautifully preserved Palazzo Blu (Blue Palace). This art gallery, museum and cultural center showcases the work of Pisans from the 14th century onward in its permanent collection. It is a cheerful sight indeed, looking down onto the Arno River.

The Blue Palace showcases the artistic wealth of Pisa. The Leaning Tower isn’t this town’s only claim to fame. The palace's elegant sky-blue façade, arched stone doorway and classic tiled roof, makes it stand out from the more neutral-colored buildings around it.

The permanent art collection was begun by the Palazzo Blu’s foundation in the 1950s and includes many works by 17th-century painters, significant sculptures and modern purchases. Most of the works have some connection to Pisa, either through their artists, clients or subjects.

The Palazzo Blu has a 14th-century construction with sumptuous 19th-century interiors. You’ll be able to see sculptures, paintings, coins, artifacts, antique furniture and modern design pieces. The art gallery houses various temporary exhibitions throughout the year as well, often of great artists of Europe and the wider world.

Imagine yourself as an Italian aristocrat from the past. This was once the residence of noble Pisan families. Part of the building is preserved to show this way of life, left in near-perfect condition with classic furniture and gold detailing. The building also has an auditorium for local cultural events.

The development of Palazzo Blu is part of a wider program run by the city’s local government to sustain and enrich cultural life in Pisa and to establish a museum district along the river bank. It’s located in the vicinity of Palazzo Gambacorti and the Ponte di Mezzo. Palazzo Blu is open daily, has a coffee shop and free entry.


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    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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