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Address: Piazza Matteotti 9, 16123 Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 010 817 1600
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

This renaissance-era building is now home to an art museum.

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We didn't go in to the museum itself however on a Sunday take a walk here because they have a vintage market outside and just inside of the grand museum. It was lovely to come... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 NEW

We didn't go in to the museum itself however on a Sunday take a walk here because they have a vintage market outside and just inside of the grand museum. It was lovely to come across and made it feel all so very traditionally Italian. You can pick up old jewels, furniture, designer handbags and shoes as well as paintings... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

The Art exhibition wasn't open when we were there in early September, may be our timing wasn't right so we used the 2 cafes by the steps to the Ducale Palace. Ma Che Gotti does really good salads and wide choice of real beer and wine. The cheese platter was excellent. The patisserie cafe next door closes early evening but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We were lucky to visit exhibition 'from expressionists to Picasso' where we saw 52 painting Broughton from Detroit and exhibites in Genoa. It's very well organized - there is a lot od decriptions in english as well as decriptions with audioguide - nearly half od paintings has it. Very interesting and must - see even if you are not an... More 

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Almere, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Palazzo Ducale is a remarkable building located at the Piazza Matteotti, near the Piazze de Ferrari. It originates from 1250 and used to be the home of the Doges. The Tower of Grimaldina, which served as a prison for a while, was completed in 1539. Currently the magnificent building is a centre for cultural events. Many ceremonies and activities take... More 

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naples, italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

One of the most famous genoa's attraction. Here G8 meeting in july 2001 was held, with talks among world leaders

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Genoa is the place where we have boarded different cruises. it is NOT my favourite town in Italy but il Palazzo di Ducale is one of it's highlights. there are quite a few small restaurants that look into the plaza that is next to the entrance of the Palazzo, and it is lovely for a coffee break after visiting the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

There wasn't a lot to see, but what there was was first class. Unusually, the Genoese kept their prisoners in the attic and the hard hats they now make you wear are essential. The doorways are really low! Good views from the tower and, as always, no guide book in English.

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Settle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Grand Architectural building in the centre of the old town, looking out on to a square. We were pushed for time so didnt go inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We saw the expressionist collection featuring artists such as Kirchner,Heckel,Schmidt-Rottluf and Nolde. The rooms were well set and the audio guide was brilliant. If you're an enthusiast of the Die Brucke movement you must see this exhibition, it's stunning!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

This complex served as residence for Genoa's ruling family for years. Later it was the government seat for the republic for hundreds of years. Today you can find artists selling their work, cafés where you can grab a bite and beverage, and art shows. The square also serves a meeting spot for Genoans.

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