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Palazzo Ducale

Piazza Matteotti 9, 16123 Genoa, Italy
39 010 5574000
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Ranked #28 of 146 attractions in Genoa
Type: Art Museums
Description: This renaissance-era building is now home to an art museum.
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New York City, New York
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257 reviews 257 reviews
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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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52 helpful votes 52 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Lugano, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Well his photos are wonderful, some are stunning other even shocking but that's reportage I suppose. AND you can actually take photo's inside! A great exhibition in a great location. You get a free audio-guide but honestly most of it I found biased so after a bit I stopped listening. And the story of him hunting 17 years to find... More

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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Much of your enjoyment while visiting Palazzo Ducale will depend on what is showing in their many exhibition areas. Check their website www.palazzoducale.genova.it and use google to translate to see all the current offerings which frequently offer free exhibitions and occasional free concerts in the two open courtyards. If none of the exhibitions interest you, climb the center staircase to... More

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This is in my opinion one of the best exibition of pictures of Steve McCurry; there are more than 200 works on display and they cover a large pat of the artistic experience of Mr. McCurry. There are also few pictures of the Tierra! project where sustainability activities have been documented by pictures of Steve McCurry. It is definitively a... More

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Zug, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Don't miss the art exhibitions being shown here (currently Joan Miro). Pay attention to the opening hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The constantly changing shows and exhibitions are a real pleasure. We had our wedding supper at the restaurant on the roof. Loved it.

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