A Winter Art Weekend in Lucca and Pisa

Photo by Pickersgill Reef on flickr 
Italy is of course known the world over for its Renaissance art and visitors flock from all over to visit Tuscany, its nucleus. Lucca’s walls are an epitome example. We residents try never to become blasé about the art around us but it is also good to open our minds and those of our children to more modern artists. For the last couple of years we have had wonderful modern art exhibitions including Mirò and Chagall in Pisa and this autumn The Centre of Contemporary Art in Lucca hosted an exhibition of hidden treasures from the Peggy Gugenheim collection. The start of 2012 sees some wonderful modern art morsels in this part of Tuscany, providing us locals with a real treat in the quiet winter months and making this corner of Northern Tuscany a perfect place for a cultural winter break with the added delight of seeing these wonderful artworks against the backdrop of Renaissance palaces and medieval churches. Picasso, Andy Warhol and Chargall can all be enjoyed within a stone throw of Lucca, a jewel of Renaissance perfection in itself. See below for a exhibition round up:

Andy Warhol. Porcari, Lucca, Fondazione Lazzereschi.
29 ottobre 2011 – 29 gennaio 2012 
Open : Tuesday to Sunday from  10.00 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to  19.00
Tickets € 8, concession € 6
Picasso - at Palazzo Blu, Pisa: October 15th 2011 to January 29th 2012. BLU | Palazzo d’arte e cultura 
Lungarno Gambacorti 9,Pisa
.Tel.: +39 050 916 950 email: info@palazzoblu.org . From Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. the exhibition centre piece is a series of linocuts loaned by the Picasso Museum in Barcelona. Ticket prices  € 9, concession € 7,50.
Chagall - San Cristoforo Church - Historic centre of Lucca.
Opening hours: 10am – 7.30pm
  For more information: 
Tel. +39 0583 957660 
From 7th January until 11th March 2012


  1. I am a fanatic about modern art and if I could combine it with a trip to Italy it would be utter perfection!


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