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Palazzi dei Rolli

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Address: 16124 Genoa, Italy
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Description: The Palazzi dei Rolli is a group of palaces in Genoa, northern Italy. On...
The Palazzi dei Rolli is a group of palaces in Genoa, northern Italy. On July 13, 2006, forty-two of eighty subscribers to 'Palazzi dei Rolli' or rolls' palaces were entered by the special committee UNESCO meeting in Vilnius (Lithuania) between the members. About 10 million euro was spent on their restoration in the 1990s with the use of public and private capital. On January 20, 2007, a plaque was placed by UNESCO at the beginning of Via Garibaldi on the grounds that it inserts the description of Palazzi dei Rolli within the world heritage listing: The largest homes, various in shape and distribution, that were chosen at random in the lists (rolli) to host visits of state. The buildings, often built on sloping land, formed of a stepped atrium - courtyard - staircase - garden and rich interior decorations, express a singular social and economic identity and commencement of modern age urban architecture in Europe.
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Walking in the streets of Genoa to the historically Palace "dei Rolli" where the history appears to our eyes. To visit and reflect....

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Genoa, Italy
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Genoa, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Walking in the streets of Genoa to the historically Palace "dei Rolli" where the history appears to our eyes. To visit and reflect....

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Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

These palaces are the real trademark of this attractive and exciting city. Take your pick and choose any of them, you won’t regret. We visited several and really enjoy all the history and beautiful art in really magnificent architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We only took in three palazzos. Without exception they all had very unprepossessing entrances and you could have been left thinking what lays ahead or even turned on your heels and left. Once inside you are rewarded with beautiful rooms some amazing furnishings and artworks.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

There are 42 Rolli palaces. They were all added to list of UNESCO World Heritage sites in 2006. These palaces are core group of over 120 palaces in Genoa that thrived in 16th-17th century. These palaces were part of a mandated housing (hotel) situation. The "rollo" was divided into three tiers based on size and beauty of palace. The residences... More 

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Odessa, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I have visited all three palaces that one can do with one ticket. They are all nice, contain some great architecture, paintings, great views. You would not spend too much time there, but it is a time well-spent

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It is very nice to follow the street, admiring all the Rolli buildings. They are all different but all cool and interesting. Some have nice paintings on ceiling and walls, other just nice decorations, but it's a relaxing walk that I definitely recommend.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This street (Garibaldi) is certainly one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. Grand facades, gigantic hallways and theatrical staircases, they witness the banking and commerce social state ment of their owners. Some have free access, like the Town hall, some are museum, such as Bianco Palace, or Red PAlace or Spinola, some are shops like the one on... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

All these palazzi are amazing and beautiful, however Palazzo Rosso was my favourite. Personally my interest is in the architecture and frescoes, as opposed to artwork and collections, so I preferred Palazzo Rosso to Palazzi Bianchi and Tursi. Palazzo Rosso also has an amazing viewing platform on the roof which is a spectacular spot for panoramic city pics. I think... More 

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Loughborough, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A UNESCO listed location, this promenade allows you to admire and visit a number of incredibly beautiful Renaissance palaces in town. So beautiful they look like theatre props, they also enclose wonderful cloisters and terraced gardens. Really unique!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Nice to walk around but there was a better preserved palace just round the corner near the continental hotel. That gave you a better impression of what these places were like.

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Additional Information about Palazzi dei Rolli

Address: Address: 16124 Genoa, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Genoa
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Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 am
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 am

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