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Steve Lewis




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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jul, 2009 10:42 am    Post subject: My Italian Honeymoon         Reply with quote

Hoowdy all!

Im getting married soon and the honeymoon is 2 weeks in Italy. I have been looking around for good places to go to see swords, but I thought I ask around and see what people know. Sometimes a museum will say it has arms and arm, but its nothing really to write home about. I don't what to waste time since seeing castles and armories isn't high on my bride to be's list of things to do. We are going to Roman, Naples, Florence, Isle of Capri. I would really appriacite any input or past experiences! Thanks everyone.



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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jul, 2009 11:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here are some ready-made answers:

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t...t=stibbert

You MUST visit the Stibbert Museum. MUST!

When I was in Italy a couple of years ago the Bargello's a&a collection was closed. The VA collection was closed in the same period. The Art Institute apparently has reduced or eliminated its famous a&a displays. These days, unfortunately, it's a good idea to check museum web sites before you plan your trip to make sure arms and armour collections are still on display. I doubt you'd have any problem with Stibbert, Wallace, Met, etc., but checking is easy and will save you some frustration.

-Sean

"Everywhere I have searched for peace and nowhere found it, except in a corner with a book"- Thomas a Kempis (d. 1471)
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Jonathan Blair




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The shrine of Saint Galgano in Tuscany. The source of the Sword in the Stone.
"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword." - The Lord Jesus Christ, from The Gospel According to Saint Matthew, chapter x, verse 34, Authorized Version of 1611
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Maurizio D'Angelo




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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jul, 2009 1:18 pm    Post subject: Re: My Italian Honeymoon         Reply with quote

Steve Lewis wrote:
Hoowdy all!

Im getting married soon and the honeymoon is 2 weeks in Italy. I have been looking around for good places to go to see swords, but I thought I ask around and see what people know. Sometimes a museum will say it has arms and arm, but its nothing really to write home about. I don't what to waste time since seeing castles and armories isn't high on my bride to be's list of things to do. We are going to Roman, Naples, Florence, Isle of Capri. I would really appriacite any input or past experiences! Thanks everyone.
Steve


Welcome to my country.
Here, some museums of antique weapons, the more important.
Surely I forgot someone.

north Italy

Turin = Piazza Castello 191 - Armeria Reale (St Maurice sword) *****

Milan = Castello Sforzesco ***

Milan = Via Manzoni 12 - Museo Poldi Pezzoli ****

Verona = Corso Castelvecchio 2 - Museo di Castelvecchio ***
Collezione di armi antiche. (collection antique weapons) XIV e il XVIII century

Brescia = via Castello 9 - Museo Civico Luigi Marzoli (brescia spadona) *****
Collezione di armi antiche. (collection antique weapons) 1020 piece
piece better armor "alla Massimiliana" 1520.

central Italy

Florence = via Montughi 6 - Museo Stibbert *****
Tel: 055/475520. open: 09:00-13:00 close: Thursday - Free entry: Sunday

Florence = via del Proconsolo 4 - Museo Nazionale del Bargello ****
Collezione di armi antiche. (collection antique weapons)

Florence = Piazza dei Mozzi - Museo Bardini ****
Collezione di armi antiche. (collection antique weapons)

Arezzo = Via S. Lorentino 8 - Museo Statale di Arte Medioevale ***
Collezione di armi antiche. (collection antique weapons)

Rome = Castel Sant'Angelo and ...Rome ***

Bologna = Via Manzoni 6 - Museo civico Medievale e del Rinascimento ****

Offragna (Ancona) p.zza del Maniero - Rocca di Offragna Museo delle armi antiche ***
Collezione di armi antiche. (collection antique weapons)

south Italy

Naples = Castello angioino - castle ****

Naples = Palazzo Capodimonte - Museo e Gallerie Nazionali Capodimonte ****
Collezione di armi antiche. (collection antique weapons)

Naples = Via Duomo 288 - Museo e Civico "G. Filangeri" ****
Collezione di armi antiche. (collection antique weapons)

I hope that this is a help. Happy

Ciao
Maurizio
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