I’ve been to the Museo Revoltella many times, and now that it’s free to visit on the first Sunday of the month, I decided to return and see if my favourite item was on display again.
The museum was Baron Revoltella‘s mansion, and it was turned into a museum in 1872, just a few years after this death. The building including the whole artwork collection was bequeathed to the city of Trieste.
I remember visiting it as a child and fantasizing about having a marvellous New Year’s Eve dinner in that amazing white and gold dining room.
My favourite artworks on display is the “After the First Communion” by Carl Frithjof Smith from 1892 and “Scherzo” by Franz Von Stuck from 1908, and the adorable sculpture “Disturbed breakfast”, by Francesco Pezzicar. The latter is not always displayed, so I was delighted to see it again.
That said, I must admit I have never visited another residence-turned-museum, the Museo Morpurgo. It’s only open on Tuesdays, but I’ll do my best to visit before 2018 ends.