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Casa del Petrarca

Via Valleselle 4, 35032 Arqua Petrarca, Italy
+39 0429 718294
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Another amazing place to experience history

The casa is the original house used by Petrarca, and is wonderfully preserved. The exhibits are... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
Bath, Maine
Do not miss it

Check out his preserved cat which is shown in the bottom, left room. Very interesting displays and... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
hermann b
Salzburg, Austria
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Via Valleselle 4, 35032 Arqua Petrarca, Italy
+39 0429 718294
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

The casa is the original house used by Petrarca, and is wonderfully preserved. The exhibits are well done, with English translation, and the staff stands ready to respond to any questions. A definite must if in the area!

Thank bathtravel123
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Check out his preserved cat which is shown in the bottom, left room. Very interesting displays and inexpensive to get in.

Thank hermann b
Reviewed 27 November 2016

the house old more than 700 years is well preserved and perfectly maintained. Great monument of a great artist and humanist in a picturesque village in Colli Eugeneae, worth to be visited for every one

Thank Dimitar G
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We arrive just before 12am and were told that this place closes at 12.30h till 15h. So we had a short but interesting visit at the former house of Francesco Petrarca. Interesting stories, beautiful frescos and lots of information. Worth to visit (with teenagers).

Thank Piet005
Reviewed 9 June 2016

A lovely place to wander around & see some of the history of Italy in the Renaissance days . He travelled around quite a bit incl England involved in writing & politics

Thank Phil570
Reviewed 28 April 2016

You enter via a lovely, small garden and enter the life of this poet. The information in several languages helps you understand his philosophy and life in his latter years. Oh, and do not miss the "unusual" mummified cat!

Thank dorazd
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

Casa del Petrarca is a wonderful place to visit. It's where he lived in his last years, after he had been recognized as one of Italy's most important poets. He built the house himself so he had plenty of space for quiet reflection and reading....More

Thank Sherry F
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Petrarch (Petrarca in Italian) was a quite famous poet, scholar and a philosopher at the stage of the renaissance (born 1304-died 1374 in Arquà Petrarca). He was something like our current celebrities... During his live Petrarch moved quite a lot around Europe, but he decided...More

1  Thank john2009Munich
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Gem of a house; very interesting to see the drawing of how it was originally (traces of which you can actually see in the brickwork) and compare it to how it is now - still very old. All the village is very homogenous in old-style...More

Thank 007Yv0nne
Reviewed 5 November 2014

Cicero said that if you have both, you have all you need. Petrarch had both. It is wonderful that we can share both with him. If you need neither, this is no place for you. Keeping this review in perspective, Petrarch's house is more of...More

Thank DonPaulo
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