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Museo Canova

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Possagno is the home of the greatest neoclassical sculptor Antonio Canova.
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Via Canova, 74, 31054 Possagno, Italy
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All reviews bassano del grappa small museum excellent museum my husband worth the trip off the beaten track plaster collection house asolo studio method sculptures birth home art works
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

what to say? in each place in Italy Art is the owner...this is an example of how , in the middle of nowhere even a small museum can be a great moment of culture...excellent!!!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JOLE F
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Was staying nearby and went for an afternoon. Canova works are around the globe, but the gipsoteca gives a unique opportunity to be surrounded by them. Canova's process is also highlighted. His rough clay sculptures, an early stage in his process, captured a dynamic nature...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Antonio Canova brought amazing interpretation to a range of classical, romantic and funerary topics. The museum contains the plaster casts from his studio in Rome which were brought here after his death in the first half of the 1800s. The exhibit is well done and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Many examples of the plaster worked preliminary work for some of Canova's masters A good trip 1 hour from Venice, ensure you also see the temple.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Barry W
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent museum of the plaster casts underlying Canova's masterpieces that are dispersed throughout the museums of Europe. From George Washington through Napoleon, Canova portrayed the greats of his time in exemplary neo-classical fashion. The Scarpa wing, housing some of the collection is...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We were staying at a villa about an hour's drive from Possagno and saw this museum listed in the "things to do" book provided by the managers. Being a fan of Antonio Canova and wanting to explore the area we decided to make the drive....More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

Small, but spectacular museum! If you have time check also Tempio Canoviano and there's not far (a 20 min drive) also to La tomba Brion by Carlo Scarpa.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Nadinda
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Canova's birthplace is a must for anyone interested in his life and work. You can see the studio where he sculpted and drew, and wander through the house to soak up the atmosphere. The adjacent museum is packed with preparatory gesso sculptures of his finished...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank PatriciaG147
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were amazed by this fabulous museum in the small town of Possagno - and Canova's birthplace. Beautiful structure houses the museum which houses the sculpture's full size plaster molds that look as good as the final marbles. The collection is AMAZING! The museum is...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank LucyRK
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

If you love sculpture and you love Antonio Canova you cannot miss it. You will find Canova house and his work place. Extraordinary plaster statues and overall an amazing atmosphere. Strongly recommend to watch the video in the museum as first thing. Staff super friendly...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Anni C
24 February 2015|
Response from leisure-traveller44 | Reviewed this property |
I very much doubt it, as it is quite away from any big towns. You might find a bus to Asolo, and then perhaps a local bus, or there might be a train to Bassano del Grappa, and then a local bus, but it won't be easy! It's... More