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Address: Piazza Matteotti 9, 16123, Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 010 817 1600
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This renaissance-era building is now home to an art museum.

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Art exhibition in palazzo ducale

I enjoyed visiting this beautiful palazzo sited on piazza de Ferrari. Went to the impressionist art exhibition...52 beautiful paintings with the description of each one so you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
GemmaAlbenga
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Albenga, Italy
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Albenga, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed visiting this beautiful palazzo sited on piazza de Ferrari. Went to the impressionist art exhibition...52 beautiful paintings with the description of each one so you could understand what you were looking at. Some paintings were new to me while others were very famous such as the self portrait of Van Gogh. It's really worth going but maybe during... More 

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Cervo, Italia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Always busy with visitors, Palazzo Ducale houses high-profile temporary and permanent art exhibitions all year round. The inner courtyards and the rooftops are worth a visit too.

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Go if you get the chance! You won't be disappointed. The MOST wonderful collection of Impressionist art on loan from Detroit here at the Palazzo. We visited on Halloween and that may have been why the exhibition was practically deserted, but this series of paintings from a number of well known and less famous artists has been well chosen. Living... More 

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Thank AnnClarissa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Great buidling and while we there, an amazing impressionistic art show - the impressionists from the Detroit Institute of Art. The facility is old, warm and loved. The permanent art and statutes are stunning. The visiting show was icing on the cake. Check it out!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

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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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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