The Giannettino Luxoro Museum is temporarily closed
Il Museo Giannettino Luxoro è temporaneamente chiuso
Museo Giannettino Luxoro
The Luxoro Museum is part of a group of Museums located in Nervi, together with the GAM Modern art Museum, the Frugone Collections and the Wolfsonian Museum.
The charm of the sea and the passion for art are the leitmotif of a visit to the museum, a delightful villa surrounded by the greenery of the Nervi parks, where time seems to have stopped. One has the illusion of entering a residence that is still inhabited, in which the Luxoro, members of an ancient Genoese family, have used their extraordinary collections to decorate their home. Crossing through the various rooms - the living room, the dining room, the kitchen, the bedroom and the sitting rooms - you can see how the suggestive coastal landscape, so typically Ligurian, frames the paintings of the Genoese school of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, precious Night Clocks from the end of the seventeenth century, to eighteenth-century furniture and furnishings, to silverware, ceramics and to the incredible collection of nativity figurines.
The sound of the sea and the scents of the Mediterranean scrub enter from the windows and terrace of the villa and accompany the visitor, making the experience of visiting the treasures of this house-museum unique.
Discover how it feels to be the privileged guest in the house of a family of friendly, cultured and passionate collectors; sense their regard for memories and the attention to what is beautiful, refined and unique, the work of the skilled hands of artists and craftsmen of the past. This atmosphere is part of the charm of Villa Luxoro.
The attentive visitor, however, cannot miss authentic rarities such as the monumental night clocks of the late seventeenth century, exceptional works combining art and science, as well as smaller treasures such as the eighteenth-century inlaid furniture and the delightful eighteenth-century majolica by Giacomo Boselli. Particularly interesting and also worthy of note both for their quantity and quality are the many enchanting nativity figures, mostly with their original costumes.
An absolute masterpiece which is not to be missed is: the painting by Alessandro Magnasco, which together with a series of important portraits and landscapes of the same era forms a picture gallery the mere sight of which recreates the atmosphere of the collector's home.
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