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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
Description: This renaissance-era building is now home to an art museum.
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Living room of Genova

This you may call the living room of Genoa. You walk right into this astonishing and impressive building with a beautyful architecture. There are excebishions and cafés to enjoy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This you may call the living room of Genoa. You walk right into this astonishing and impressive building with a beautyful architecture. There are excebishions and cafés to enjoy. But the palace itself is a great experience. Even free of charge.

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Just strolling around in the Palazzo exterior (free of charge) is nice. Impressing building. And if you are ready for exhibitions then also often there is an opportunity - this time there was "Kirchner and Nolde" paintings (Expressionists). And it is just om Piazza Ferrari and with old town around the corner.

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Les Issambres, France
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9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We visited the tower which use to be a prison. Interesting visit. As we had seen several exhibitions of Frida Kahlo we didn't want to visit this exhibit so we didn't get to see more of the palazzo. We appreciated the Nicholas Murray photo exhibit that was presented in the lower part of the palazzo.

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Minsk, Belarus
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

That is the place where you should start your walking tour across sea Genoa. Turn on the left and go down through the most typical to that region streets. That region is not Italian at all and not yet a Cote d'Azur's one. That region is a very peculiar and only Genoa can present you this spirit of trade, romanticism... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This palazzo is not as splendid as some others, there are just 3 rooms and a chapel on the main floor. The views from the tower are good, but not as panoramic as those from the roof of the Palazzo Rosso. There are also some prison cells but you will be asked to wear a safety helmet because of some... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Small but moving exhibit of 1943 1944 pictures taken by Robert Capa during the war. Quite a few are memorable,wish there were more.

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Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

There are more spectacular buildings in Genoa. Given that my wife and I were on a self guided walking tour of Genoa, we chose to walk by this location because of its average and shopworn looking exterior. I'm sure exhibits are great but we had already been to two museums today.

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Toronto, Canada
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Although the shopworn appearance of the Palazzo Ducale might lead some to skip a visit, it's still an interesting site and the fascinating history of Andrea Doria is well in evidence at the place. The Palazzao Ducale consists of the huge old mansion and the formerly elegant gardens, fountain and sculptures. The mansion is now a museum, and the gardens... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

the building is ancient and all the time you can find exibition to visit. the salone del minor consiglio is very huge, the ceiling are wonderful

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Benoni, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Who does not enjoy the romance of princes and princesses and going into any/all of these museums takes you back in centuries to see how the other half lived..... and it was Grand, and tasteful and beautiful.

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