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Offline Trisa

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Casa Parlante Museum
« on: July 18, 2014, 11:06:48 AM »
"Casa Parlante is the most alive historical museum in Corfu. In the unique architectural setting of a classical mansion in the historic Old town of Corfu, the everyday life of the island's 19th century nobility is recreated."


16, Nikiforou Theotoki Street, Corfu Town 16, 49100 Corfu, Greece  +30 2661 049190


It is getting really good reviews. Has anyone here visited the museum yet?
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Re: Casa Parlante Museum
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2014, 03:21:50 PM »
It is actually PARLANTE. Tripadvisor has review. I'll check it out.
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Re: Casa Parlante Museum
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2014, 04:46:42 PM »
SteelyMan51,

Everything I can find refers to it as Casa Parlante .... including the those employed with the branding of the museum. http://sandteam.gr/en/casa-parlante-museum-branding/
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Re: Casa Parlante Museum
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2014, 06:40:22 PM »
yes Bob, I was just pointing out the missing R in the subject in case anyone googles it (not a verb!)
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Re: Casa Parlante Museum
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2014, 06:51:25 PM »
My mistake! Typing too fast! At least it was correct in the post itself. ;)
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Re: Casa Parlante Museum
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2014, 07:26:02 PM »
That's how I knew it was wrong.  :D Frustrating thing is my seven-year-old spotted in when we where going for dinner a couple of weeks ago but we didn't go in. Will check it out next time though when we stop at the Mandaki yacht club for a couple of nights.

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Re: Casa Parlante Museum
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2014, 04:00:39 PM »
The museum is on N. Theotoki Street between the church of Agios Ioannis and the Liston. There’s a life-size figure of a lady in 19th century dress outside, but some people might pass by thinking she’s advertising koumquat liqueur!

Entrance is 5 Euros for adults, opening hours 10 to 9pm with earlier closing on Sunday. My husband and I were given a tour by a very pleasant guide who spoke excellent English. The concept is that this is the townhouse of three generations of a noble Corfiot family, who along with two servants, are represented by animatronic mannequins. The furnishings and decorations are perfectly chosen to showcase the life of a family with the means to be educated and travel abroad. Where new technology is used—as in the light switches—the atmosphere of the 19th century is faithfully preserved. With all of this so perfectly done, I felt it wasn’t entirely necessary to include mannequins that sip tea or dust, according to their station. However, they probably help to bring the place alive for children so really, no quibbles.

The children and their governess play music, and fresh fruit and food are laid out as if for immediate consumption. The illusion that one has stepped back 150 years or so is quite convincing, especially if one peers out a back window where the buildings don’t seem to have been updated since 1820!
 
The Casa Parlante appears to be a labour of love and I hope it will attract many visitors.
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