Museo Napoleonico di Marengo, Alessandria
(2.2/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web)
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  • Generally love all museums dedicated to Napoleon. Once again saw what he had little growth, and people then were not high. The Museum is dedicated to the battle of Marengo. Interesting exposition
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  • I had visited this Museum a few years ago and I came back on the occasion of the exhibition dedicated to canova, held on the second floor and open until February 5, 2017. the location is unfortunately not the most happy, being just outside the city, spinetta marengo, and for those coming from Alexandria we must get to the bottom of the main road, turn left at the roundabout and take the road that goes all the way around until you get back on the Interstate. before you get there you find the entrance with parking. the motorway is located on the right side of the structure, which is a prestigious House yellow. actually we are back on the road and we are on the road that skirts the Museum but maybe is one-way so best to do around the back. knowing where I didn't notice if there were indications that the report, but I do not think, however, referred to as merit. access is from the pyramid built in front of the villa. It was Napoleon who wanted a structure that would remember the pyramids of Egypt. This is of course recently. in the pyramid there are the ticket office, a bust, a photo of the Sphinx to commemorate the African campaign and a large model of the surrounding area. a very friendly guy and prepared explained to us in about 15 minutes all phases of the battle that was fought here on 14 June 1800 and then you can resume and deepen in the Museum. told from the staff is certainly more interesting and easy to understand for someone like me who isn't fan of military history. After the explanation provides a brief indication as to how it is structured the Museum and visit freely on a path that winds through 18 rooms spread over two floors. in ground floor rooms 8 introduces the geopolitical situation French, Austro-Hungarian and italica, the facts leading up to the battle and the characters that they become involved while the 10 rooms on the first floor are devoted more specifically to the preparation of the battle, to the facts of that day, the lives of the soldiers and to Alexandria become French Department. in each room there are information boards in Italian and English-from 1 to 4-very simple and short, informative videos-one only not working-, very brief insights on certain topics, paintings, drawings and artifacts. in some cases you can touch, try and get experience with items of military equipment, to better understand how they fought back in those days. one can thus try to lift a musket, try the knitted hat from Hussar, see, touch a backpack and read what it contained. all this especially for children is definitely fun. everything is really well cared for, clean and well displayed in shop Windows. the possibility to use both oral explanations, information panels and video is a great way to memorize better the events narrated. the exhibits are not in fact many but the excellent presentation you can admire everything carefully, impossible when there are thousands of objects. thirty between paintings and drawings depicting scenes of battle, wounded etc; 7 mannequins with divided by Austrian General, 2 jacks, a Horseman, a gunner and a female dress and a landlady; a few pieces of laundry; shoes, boots from spy with hidden messages in the heel port; a bust; badges and banners; some weapons, a trunk; a drum; a miniature cannon; a letter of General desaix and a plate depicting his death; a letter and the Inkwell of General berthier is what can be seen on display. behind doors that can be opened in some rooms you can also read a short and easy in depth on the coats of arms of the parties in combat, the use of mules, horses favorites of Napoleon, the use of mice as food during the siege of Genoa since the Austrians preceding the battle of marengo. the bathrooms, which are located near the fifth room, very clean and well kept. in some rooms on the second floor, starting from the fourth, exposes the casts made by canova as sketches for works he commissioned by the bonaparte family. come from the museum dedicated to him of possagno, treviso. are related by 8, brief explanation of the character represented and works, depicting Napoleon, his uncle Cardinal, brother of the mother, the mother letizia, his wife, his sisters elisa, carolina and paolina and the sister-in-law of Alexandria. In addition there are 3 designs by canova and 3 etchings depicting two horses and Napoleon portrait in the style of a Greek statue. in the frame of the exhibition are the halls of the villa built in the mid-800 that houses the Museum, with painted ceilings each differently. It's worth looking at them all! outside there is a small garden, not very accurate. the visit takes about 2 and a half hours if you want to see everything calmly and read the panels. Unfortunately, times are very short. It's only open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 15 to 19. It costs 5 €, free with Museum subscription. highly recommended a visit, even if you are a not a military history buff, for its accuracy.
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  • Incredibly beautiful this historic look made up. At first glance the shutters appear to be painted as the columns. but watching them well you will be astonished by the very good preservation. I will return for a full visit
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