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Palazzo Mansi, a real Museum-Residence, is a remarkable example of a Luccan merchant’s mansion, tightly related to the peculiar vicissitudes of the local nobility. Between  1686 and 1691, Raffaello Mansi commissioned some renovation works to Luccan architect Raffaello Mazzanti: preexistent tower houses were connected, while the rooms on the first floor were decorated in sumptuous Baroque style and frescoed with allegorical representations alluding to the glory of the family. Further modernization works were carried out by Luigi Mansi in the 18 century. The building was sold to the State in 1965 and became a National Museum in 1977.